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Local Food Highlighted at Rice University Farm-to-Fork Dinner

Posted on · (Above: Plates from a recent Farm-to-Fork Dinner at Rice. Photo: Maggie Martin, Houston Public Media) A couple times a year, Rice University hosts Farm-to-Fork, a dinner that highlights food from local farmers. The meal is prepared by a chef at the university who only uses food from the Rice Farmers Market. Houston Matters producer Maggie […]

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Farmers Markets Highlight Houston’s Local Food Growers and Products

Posted on · (Above: The Houston Downtown Farmers Market outside City Hall on March 1, 2017. Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media) The City Hall Farmers Market is back for the spring season. Every Wednesday through June 28, more than 30 local farmers, food trucks and other vendors will be on hand outside City Hall with their products. […]

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METRO’s Long-Term Plan, and the City Hall Farmers Market: Tuesday’s Show (March 7, 2017)

Posted on · METRO is working on a long-term regional transportation plan that lists off projects it wants to do in the coming years. How will these projects be paid for? That may be up to voters this year. On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with METRO Chair Carrin Patman about what METRO has in store. And she fields […]

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What Keeps People from Buying Organic Food?

Posted on · We’ve all seen organic food in our supermarket, but the selection isn’t always abundant and the prices are often higher. And those things might prevent people from trying and integrating organic foods into their regular diet. But there are initiatives afoot to make organic food options more prevalent – and theoretically cheaper – in Greater […]