If your resolution to eat healthier this year came early, or if you're interested in supporting local farms, now is the time to join a CSA.
Community Supported Agriculture gives you a convenient, direct way to get food from farms, typically in the form of weekly "shares." It allows you to enjoy sea ... More >>
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If you think the whole organic food movement is a lot of hooey, I have news for you. The Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Goodyear doesn't. In fact, this ... More >>
Welcome to Chow Bella's Bites & Dishes, where Valley chefs and restaurateurs respond to a question New Times food critic Laura Hahnefeld has on her mind. Have a question you'd like to ask? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Miss a question? Go here.The organic food industry continues to grow, and ... More >>
Hoping for a decline in organic produce prices anytime soon? That probably isn't going to happen, if a recent study published in Nature is any indication. And get rid of any notions that organic farming is by definition better for the earth.
The "meta-analysis" reveals that certain types of conven ... More >>
Here at Chow Bella, we understand how important it is to give (and receive) the perfect foodie gift. So this season, we're helping out by offering 21 food- and drink-focused gift suggestions, one each work day until Christmas, from a local business or provider. You get scads of rock-star ideas, the ... More >>
The NRA (not that NRA), the National Restaurant Association, is rolling out a new initiative to encourage restaurants to offer something different from cheezburgers, grilled cheeze, nugget shapes, fried potatoes and a "juice" on kids' menus. It's called "Kids EatWell." The focus is on "inc ... More >>
When you're filmmaker David Lynch and need to promote your new line of organic coffee, talking to a Barbie Doll is just what you do. After all, you're David Lynch.
Available in House Blend, Espresso, and Decaf French Roast. Points deducted for not calling them Wild at Heart House Blend, Eraserhead ... More >>
The new fast casual "bugeria," Coal Burger, opened its doors yesterday at Scottsdale Quarter. Rolled out by the group behind Grimaldi's Pizzeria, Coal Burger features natural grass fed beef burgers cooked in a coal fired brick oven (designed like the ovens used in the groups popular pizzerias ... More >>
It's never too early in the day to start obsessing about lunch when you're heading to Tempe's Essence Bakery Cafe, where chef-owner Eugenia Theodosopoulos creates fantastic soups, sandwiches, and salads to compliment the day's array of fresh croissants, macarons, and other pastries. Each wee ... More >>
Local First Arizona's current Buy Local Week promo got us thinking more about keeping our hard-earned dollars and cents in the local economy. Farmers markets are great, but they don't stock all the sundries most folks need -- so that means at least two grocery shopping trips ... More >>
Live in Tempe? Lucky you.
Starting today, there's a brand-new daily farmers market taking place at the southwest corner of Unversity Drive and Farmer (seriously!).
That's right, I said daily. The Tempe Farmers Market is an indoor market specializing in local, organic produce, hormone-free m ... More >>
Look, if you're going to name a business "Dirty Drummer" and serve food at it, better make sure it's clean, that's all we're sayin'.
The DD on Beck Avenue in Chandler failed a recent county restaurant inspection. Now, it's not the worst report we've ever seen, but again, given the name, we see no r ... More >>
Thanks to Dee Logan and the Arizona Community Farmers Markets, these days you can add 'local' and 'pesticide free' to the list of coveted labels found in tony downtown Scottsdale. But in this case, the designers are farmers, growers, producers, and local chefs who supply fresh, healthy food.
Aft ... More >>
Eat pizza, save the planet.
That's the thinking behind Pizza Fusion, an Earth-friendly pizzeria with franchises across the country. The restaurant serves certified organic food, operates out of LEED-certified buildings, and even uses hybrid cars for pizza deliveries.
The newest Pizza Fusion, at ... More >>