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Washington farmers adapt to the pandemic with online sales

Many small farms in Skagit County, including Farias Farm, started selling their produce online after coronavirus restrictions left fewer options to sell at farmers markets, a major source of income, the Skagit Valley Herald reported this week.


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FILE - This Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009 file photo shows the red and yellow signs with the trademark golden arches a McDonald's in Pittsburgh. McDonald's on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 said a key sales figure declined 3.3 percent in the U.S., marking the fourth straight quarter of declines for the world's biggest hamburger chain. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

‘The Four Top’: ‘Junk’ food and judgment

There is a cultural entitlement to judge others’ bodies and food choices based on overarching standards of conventional beauty. But the good or bad labels we assign to food unnecessarily pass judgement on others without taking into consideration that person’s story. In the latest episode of The Four Top, we discuss these topics diving into a conversation about “junk” food and fatphobia.


‘The Four Top’: Reenvisioning food media for an equitable future

As confederate statues have fallen in 2020, so, too, has the racist and inequitable leadership within the food media establishment. We speak with three journalists who have led the call for change while raising the bar for food and beverage writing: Soleil Ho, Khushbu Shah, and Tammie Teclemariam.



A huckleberry by any other name: The story behind Westerners’ favorite wild berries

Huckleberry season is in full swing in the Pacific Northwest, and whether you forage them yourself or pay a pretty penny at your local farmer's market, these berries are a sweet staple of summer. But what if we told you huckleberries don't grow in the West? In fact, you've been enjoying native blueberries all along.




Portland chef volunteers to feed the needy

The global pandemic has had a huge impact on the service industry in Oregon, especially in Portland, a city known for its lively food scene. In April, a survey conducted by the National Restaurant Association found 81% of Oregon restaurant workers have been laid off or furloughed as a result of the pandemic.


‘The Four Top’: Food, film and fiction

What are some of the most memorable food moments in film and fiction? Food journalist Nikita Richardson, YouTube phenom Andrew Rea (“Binging with Babish”) and historical-fiction author Crystal King fill us up with food-centric watching and reading recommendations.


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