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2009-11-06 07:35:00

--Sold-Out Event Highlights the Role of Farmers' Markets in Sustaining Local Farms-- WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by FRESHFARM Markets: WHAT: FRESHFARM Markets, a nonprofit that operates nine farmers' markets in D.C. and Maryland, hosts its eighth annual Farmland Feast fundraiser celebrating the newest FRESHFARM Market by the White House -- opened by First Lady Michelle Obama -- the "Double Dollars" initiative for food assistance shoppers,...

2009-10-04 15:04:49

Organizers of Farm Aid say they are trying to use the benefit concert to promote the use of good food produced by U.S. independent farmers. Farm Aid associate director Glenda Yoder said the concert event taking place in St. Louis on Sunday is intended to support family farms rather than factory farming and corporate consolidation, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. As the good food movement was emerging, we began to see that we could show people that family farmers are the people who...

2009-10-04 11:00:00

MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Farm Aid praised family farmers for their ingenuity and perseverance at its sold-out benefit concert held today at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Maryland Heights, Mo., just outside of St. Louis. Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews, joined by artists performing at Farm Aid 2009 Presented by Horizon Organic, held up the innovation and commitment of family farmers in a call for food and...

2009-09-29 13:57:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Anvil Knitwear announced today that it will be a sponsor and the official t-shirt supplier of Farm Aid 2009 Presented by Horizon Organic in St. Louis on October 4 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Farm Aid is a nonprofit organization that has raised nearly $36 million to promote a strong and resilient family farm system of agriculture. "Farm Aid's mission of sustaining family farms is extremely important to us. We are the largest domestic buyer of...

2009-09-25 04:00:00

Live TV broadcast and webcast of Farm Aid 2009 Presented by Horizon Organic bring music and message to fans everywhere ST. LOUIS, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farm Aid today announced that country star Gretchen Wilson will perform at its all-day music and food festival on Sunday, October 4 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Maryland Heights, Mo. Wilson will join Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, and Dave Matthews, who will perform with Tim...

2009-09-03 04:00:00

September 18( )Deadline Set to Request Advance Credentials for Farm Aid 2009 Presented by Horizon Organic ST. LOUIS, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farm Aid has extended the official deadline to September 18 for media and photographers to request advance credentials for its annual benefit concert, scheduled for October 4 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Maryland Heights, Mo. Farm Aid 2009 Presented by Horizon Organic will feature Farm Aid president and founder Willie Nelson,...

2009-07-21 05:00:00

ST. LOUIS, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Farm Aid today announced an expanded lineup that crosses genres for its all-day music and food festival on Sunday, October 4 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Maryland Heights, Mo. Jason Mraz, Wilco, Jamey Johnson and Phosphorescent will join Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews, who will perform with Tim Reynolds, at Farm Aid 2009 Presented by Horizon Organic. "We're looking forward to welcoming...

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2009-07-16 13:49:27

Willie Nelson says he, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews are set to perform at Farm Aid in St. Louis this fall. The Oct. 4 event will mark the first time the annual all-star concert and fundraiser will take place in the state. Farm Aid 2009 is to take place at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Maryland Heights. Other top artists are expected to be announced soon, organizers said. Farm Aid has deep roots in the Midwest that reach back to our first concert in Illinois in 1985,...

2009-07-16 11:00:00

Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews to headline Oct. 4 all-star concert event ST. LOUIS, July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farm Aid, alongside farmers and food buyers at the Historic Soulard Farmer's Market, announced today that it will bring its annual benefit concert to St. Louis, marking the first time that the organization will stage the event in Missouri. "Farm Aid has deep roots in the Midwest that reach back to our first concert in Illinois in 1985," said Farm...

2009-06-23 09:43:00

Low milk prices paid to family farmers threaten livelihoods, regional economies SOMERVILLE, Mass., June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 13,200 Americans signed on to Farm Aid's petition to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) this month, which called on Secretary Tom Vilsack to take immediate action to stop the loss of dairy farmers due to low milk prices. According to Farm Aid and its supporters, the dairy crisis is threatening the health of local and regional economies and...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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