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Q&A: Alison Cross of Boxcar Grocer

By Alexandra Fleischman | July 13, 2013

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Boxcar Grocer in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo Courtesy of Alison Cross)

I was lucky to have the chance to talk with Alison Cross, co-founder of Boxcar Grocer last week. Located in Atlanta, Georgia, the store partners with local farmers and producers to offer high-quality products in a neighborhood with few food stores. She and her brother Alphonzo Cross make an inspiring team, driven by their desire to make an impact and how much they care about their community. Read the text of my conversation with her, below, and check out Boxcar Grocer’s website for more information.   Read More


Learn About Food Justice at the Just Food Conference 2012

By admin | February 15, 2012


Attention to all of you local food lovers and advocates: Join the Just Food Conference! CSA members, community gardeners, urban and rural farmers, food professionals and entrepreneurs will gather for two days of hands-on workshops, discussions, skills-building sessions, and good food.

Learn about cooking and food preservation techniques, CSA trends, and the food justice movement in New York City and beyond, as well learn ways you can mobilize to create good food projects in your own community. Read More


Top 10 Fast Food Cities

By admin | July 26, 2011

Photo: Mr. T in DC

Photo: Mr. T in DC

Even when so many people are trying to eat healthy, fast food is still a very popular choice around the country with Americans spending more than $110 billion a year at fast food restaurants. Read More


The Food Industry Matters

By admin | July 26, 2011


With Washington going back and forth about the budget deficit, a lot of financial issues come to mind, especially how we, as well as the country, spend and manage our money. Read More


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Whether it’s finding the best goat tacos in LA, spotting a well-worn vintage bag in Sweden, or interviewing the “crab man” selling seafood on a corner in Harlem, we tell stories seen from Chef Marcus Samuelsson‘s point of view. strives to create conversations about food, nutrition, culture, art, and design. We want to find Read More


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