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2014-08-05 12:23:32

National nonprofit celebrates Farmers' Market Week by helping farmers improve animal welfare CHICAGO, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week, Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) awarded nearly $60,000 in grants to farmers located across the country to help them transition to pasture-based systems, improve the marketing of their humane products, and enrich the conditions in which their farm animals are raised. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140805/133608 24 farmers...

2014-08-04 12:20:46

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CSX and The Conservation Fund today announced a program of grants aimed at improving the transportation and distribution of fresh, healthy food to communities in need. More than 23 million Americans across the country have limited or no access to fresh produce, dairy, meats and seafood. One of the contributors to these so-called "food deserts" is the lack of infrastructure to distribute fresh food to markets. As a leading supplier of efficient...

2014-08-01 23:04:07

Farmers’ Markets are seeing an enormous, nationwide resurgence as consumers focus on buying and eating local produce. While many of the sellers at these markets are simply looking to make extra money, others are finding long-term, sustainable success through careful planning, a service one-leading business planning company is proud to announce increased support for in the second half of 2014. (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 "Many small farmers and even home crafters and specialty food...

2014-07-28 10:08:55

New York University Vouchers to buy fresh fruits and vegetables at farmers markets increase the amount of produce in the diets of some families on food assistance, according to research led by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. The study, which appears online in Food Policy, suggests that farmers market vouchers can be useful tools in improving access to healthy food. This finding validates a new program created by the Agricultural Act of 2014, or...

2014-07-25 23:08:43

JCHC Senior Living Community offers sustainably grown fruits and vegetables plus fresh flowers weekly. As part of Tuv Ha’Aretz CSA program, residents enjoy fresh produce while supporting local farmers. Whippany, N.J. (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 Residents of the Lester Senior Housing Community (http://jchcorp.org/lester-senior-housing-whippany-nj-community-life/) have a new convenience to enjoy all summer with the opening of its Friday Farmers Market in its Country Store. The senior living...

2014-06-30 23:15:25

GreenAcres Market announced as 2014 Retailer of the Year award winner by distinguished national trade magazine. South Plainfield, NJ (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 WholeFoods Magazine, one of the country’s most distinguished trade publications for natural products retailers, has announced GreenAcres Market as its 2014 Retailer of the Year. This prestigious industry award, now in its 25th year, recognizes those natural product retailers that have a business philosophy that focuses on innovation...

2014-06-04 11:14:56

University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences When participants in a local Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program received vouchers for fruits and vegetables at area farmers markets, they ate a greater variety of vegetables and more often chose fruits or vegetables as snacks. But a survey comparing prices at grocery stores and farmers markets showed that better produce prices could be found in local supermarkets, says a new University of Illinois...

2014-05-27 23:13:42

Custom food labels from Lightning Labels help farmers attract the attention of customers. Denver, CO (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 The summer months are coming, which is the perfect time for farmers to design custom jam labels to help them sell their home-grown products at farmers' markets to eager customers. Farmers' markets are huge business opportunities in the summer because people look to spend more time outside to enjoy the warm weather. Farmers' markets provide a chance to bask...

2014-05-27 23:01:59

Farmers markets across Minnesota sign on to accept EBT and offer Market Bucks incentive; ease of use and increased buying power fuels increase in number of SNAP participants shopping at markets Eagan, Minnesota (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 Access to fresh, affordable food continues to be a challenge that low-income Minnesotans face as they strive to eat healthier. A collaborative effort by rural and urban farmers markets, the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue...

2014-04-29 23:20:46

The 2014 Farmers Market season will feature a Wednesday market from 2-6 p.m. at the Heritage Center on Steinwehr Avenue to better accommodate working patrons. Gettysburg, PA (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 The Adams County Farmers’ Market Association, ACFMA, recently announced the relocation of the Wednesday market to a more convenient location at the Gettysburg Heritage Center at 297 Steinwehr Ave. This new downtown location positions the farmers market in the business district of Gettysburg...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.