An heirloom tomato has been named after Michael Pollan. The “Michael Pollan” tomato is an oddly shaped green and yellow tomato.

Author and food luminary Michael Pollan has been widely praised for his thoughtful inquiries into how our food is produced and what it means for our health and environment. For his work and impact, he was recently named to Time's annual Time 100 list of noted figures. 
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Baltimore residents who live in areas considered food deserts now have a creative option for getting fresh food. They can pick it up at the library.

On a bright spring morning in Baltimore, retiree Gwen Tates goes over her weekly grocery list — oatmeal, I Can't Believe It's Not Butter, pea soup. But it's where she's shopping that might surprise you: at the public library. 
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Around the Gulf, where more oil continues to pour into the water every minute, seafood lovers are getting their fish in while they can.

Margie Scheuermann, who has lived here for 78 years, went over her list as she waited in line Tuesday to buy local seafood at the Crescent City Farmers Market: a pair of soft-shell crabs, a pound of lump crab meat and five pounds of unpeeled white Gulf shrimp. 
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I love wine and food festivals when they focus on the local wineries and food producers of the region. If you’re near Williamsburg, Va., you can experience one of these festivals first hand on May 22 & 23, 2010. The Williamsburg Wine and Food Festival will feature Virginia wineries, food producers and vendors.


Enjoy your weekend!


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Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.