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2014-02-04 11:45:44

Despite their typically small size and sparse distribution, farms that sell their products locally may boost economic growth in their communities in some regions of the U.S., according to a team of economists. "There has been a lot of hope, but little evidence, that local food systems can be an engine of economic growth in communities," said Stephan Goetz, professor of agricultural and regional economics in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences and director of the Northeast...

2011-05-23 08:00:00

DENVER, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A lifestyle that incorporates locally grown and produced food is sweeping the nation. People today want to know where their food comes from and that it is sustainable. This summer, Colorado combines its fresh agricultural offerings with an experiential vacation to create opportunities for travelers to get their hands dirty and enjoy the fruits of their labor on farm and ranch stays. Across Colorado, sustainable working farms and ranches have...

2011-03-16 07:12:00

ALSEA, Ore., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Farm Stay U.S. today named the top states for farm travel and tourism, finding that Pennsylvania, California and Vermont lead the nation in "haycation" destinations with the largest number of farm vacation listings in its FarmStayUS.com database. The FarmStayUS.com searchable website has grown within a year to become the largest online source for farm vacations in the U.S., having expanded rapidly to 721 listings in all 50 states. That number...

2011-02-24 00:00:47

Learning was made easy for the Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard this year during the North American Farmers' Direct Marketing Association's (NAFDMA) 26th Annual Conference and Tour held February 4 "“ 10 in Philadelphia and Baltimore. This year's theme of "still a whole lot more to learn" lived up to the expectations of over 600 direct farm marketers attending from across North America and Great Britain. Baltimore, MD (Vocus/PRWEB) February 23, 2011 Learning was made easy for the Fly...

2010-08-10 12:29:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There's still enough summer remaining for Pennsylvanians to plan a fun roadtrip to agricultural destinations statewide through Keystone Country, an interactive website at www.visitPA.com/KeystoneCountry, Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding said today. "Pennsylvania agritourism destinations are affordable, family-friendly and can serve as a getaway for a few hours or a few days," said Redding. "With plenty of options close to home...

2010-08-03 15:52:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell has proclaimed August as "Agritourism Month" to celebrate and boost awareness of agricultural operations, events, activities and destinations statewide. To recognize the observation, Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding will visit a number of agritourism sites across the state - including some of the 55 fairs that are held during August. "Pennsylvania's two leading industries - our $61 billion agriculture...

2010-05-26 14:28:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers will find it easier to enjoy the fresh taste of locally produced foods by reading the 2010 Consumer's Guide to Pennsylvania Farm Markets, Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding said today. "Pennsylvania's more than 1,200 farm markets and roadside stands offer a direct connection to the state's diverse agriculture industry," said Redding. "The farm market guide is a great tool consumers can use to find and purchase affordable...

2010-05-24 14:52:00

PA's 115 Fairs Bring Together Farms, Food and Fun HARRISBURG, Pa., May 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Affordable, family friendly travel destinations are featured in the 2010 Pennsylvania Fair Guide, now available in print or online, Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding said today. Offering information on the state's 115 fairs, the new guide is available at www.agriculture.state.pa.us by searching "Fair Guide." Information, including locations and dates, is organized by region....

2010-01-12 10:50:00

Feb. 2 Event Expected to Draw 30,000 Visitors to Pennsylvania Wilds Region HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fans of Punxsutawney Phil, Pennsylvania's world-famous weather-forecasting groundhog, can sign up to be among the first to know if there will be an early spring when he makes his annual prediction on Feb. 2. For the first time, Punxsutawney Phil's followers can receive his official prediction via their mobile device by texting "Groundhog" to 247365 between now...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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