Friday Faves — notes from the new gastroconomy, No. 7

a weekly round-up of our favorite finds from the front lines of food

  • Cities are trying to lure the entrepreneurs of the new gastroconomy. New Orleans is holding a NOLAbound contest to bring entrepreneurs to the city. Detroit is looking at opening up the city to more farming: "I don't know what will happen... I know some people have expressed concern about turning Detroit into a plantation. That's not going to happen. This isn't about sharecropping. It's about creating economic activity."
  • If you're ready to get active, American Farmland Trust is offering a free webinar December 13 on local planning for food and agriculture.