Local deals, article on Farm Bill's expiration

Today's One Day Deal at participating Whole Foods is: Bell & Evans air-chilled whole chickens for $1.49/lb (regularly $2.49/lb. These chickens are rated 2 in the animal welfare rating system.

This weekend, all locations of American Plant nursery will have pansies, pumpkins, gourds and other holiday decorations for 25% off. The Bethesda location will open its Haunted Harvest Alien exhibit. Family fun for all (seriously, my kids love this day each year).

Lastly, as you may know, the 2008 Farm Bill expired earlier this week with nothing standing in the wings to take its place. What's the future of American farming? Here's a piece from Civil Eats on just that.