Creating an Oasis in a Food Desert

The past year has put us all in physical, mental and social disarray. Maybe most of all it's put our relationship with food on the front burner of our attention, literally and figuratively. A spontaneous trip to the grocery store or that weekend night out featuring dinner at your favorite restaurant is now looked at … Continue reading Creating an Oasis in a Food Desert

Why Amazon’s Whole Foods Acquisition Will Revitalize Rural America

Friday, July 16 sent seismic shock waves through the grocery industry, as well as any other company on its peripheral. Grocery stocks plummeted and Wal-Mart heirs lost over billions. Friday, July 16 was the day Amazon announced it was buying Whole Foods, regulatory hurdles notwithstanding. Arguably the world's most intimidating company has just gotten a … Continue reading Why Amazon’s Whole Foods Acquisition Will Revitalize Rural America

‘Farm-to-School-to-Market’ … Cross-Generational Entrepreneurial Synthesis

A couple of days ago I was having a Twitter discussion with Sandra, from Nebraska. Sandra is hard-core in the 'farm-to-school' movement. Actually it really shouldn't even be called a movement since it's just common sense. She posted an article from NPR discussing the fact that revenue from farmers markets nationwide have more or less peaked and in … Continue reading ‘Farm-to-School-to-Market’ … Cross-Generational Entrepreneurial Synthesis