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2012-04-25 02:35:55

HALF MOON BAY, Calif., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- 100 year (and 4 Month) old Italian American Coastside Farmer Rina Pacini cut the ribbon at 10:00 A.M Sunday Morning to officially launch The Land & Sea Farmers Market at Harbor Village. The event brought out 1000's of people from all over California throughout the day. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120425/CG94340) The Sunday event led to the highest levels of foot traffic ever experienced inside the mall...

2012-04-10 06:29:19

PA Preferred(TM) Produce, Goods Available through Nov. 30 HARRISBURG, Pa., April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Turnpike travelers can purchase locally grown food directly from producers at three service plaza farmers markets operating Fridays through Mondays during the growing season. The markets, located at the Allentown Service Plaza in Lehigh County, Sideling Hill Service Plaza in Fulton County and New Stanton Service Plaza in Westmoreland County, will operate...

2012-03-15 22:14:16

Policy change could potentially increase SNAP sales at farmers' markets, according to new study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Record numbers of Americans are receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, as food stamps are now known, and many SNAP participants live in neighborhoods with little or no access to healthy food. A study conducted at the Clark Park Farmers' Market, in Philadelphia, PA, has found that making it easier for vendors...

2012-03-14 09:16:00

Blue Cross, community partners help expand program to more markets in 2012 EAGAN, Minn., March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- March is National Nutrition Month, and thanks to a collaborative effort by several community organizations, rural and urban farmers markets and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross), affordable, healthy food will be even easier to buy for more Minnesotans who receive food support as part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program...

2012-02-23 10:02:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farm stands and farmers markets across Pennsylvania will share in $92,000 in federal grants to help expand their businesses and better connect consumers to nutritious, locally grown farm products, Agriculture Secretary George Greig announced today. Thirty-one businesses in 22 counties received up to $7,500 in matching grant funds through the Direct Farm Sales Grant program, which is funded by the federal Specialty Crop Block Grant...

2012-02-09 23:37:59

Farmers markets at medical centers may contribute to greater wellness in surrounding communities while adding public health value to a market's mission, say Penn State College of Medicine researchers who have developed and evaluated a market created at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. "Farmers markets are serving public health by increasing fruit and vegetable consumption, revitalizing neighborhoods, strengthening local economies and empowering community members to learn more...

2012-01-05 15:00:00

Weekly non-profit market provides fresh, affordable food, health screenings, and entertainment. Miami, FL (PRWEB) January 05, 2012 A new non-profit farmers market, the Little Haiti Farmers Market will open for the season on Saturday January 7, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at Touissant Louverture Elementary School in Little Haiti (120 Northeast 59th Street), providing neighborhood residents with fresh local produce, specialized products, free health screenings, and entertainment. “The...

2011-10-11 09:33:00

BRIDGEPORT, Conn., Oct. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Wholesome Wave, a Connecticut-based, non profit organization dedicated to increasing access to and affordability of fresh, locally grown food, released Tuesday, October 11th, 2011, encouraging findings from its national surveys of farmers markets and farmers that participated in its Double Value Coupon Programs in 2010. The surveys, taken from a sample of Wholesome Wave's more than 120 participating farmers markets and 1,700 farmers,...

2011-08-16 00:00:03

Top local chefs partner with prominent Midwest sustainable growers to deliver the culinary event of the North Shore Fall season. Proceeds of the evening will benefit Friends of Evanston Farmers Markets, a newly formed non-profit dedicated to increasing the visibility, popularity, and prosperity of Evanston's farmers markets. Guests have the opportunity to spend quality time with participating chefs and producers - while savoring their delicious creations! $75/person (includes tasting meal and...

2011-08-13 00:00:00

Top local chefs partner with prominent Midwest sustainable growers to deliver the culinary event of the North Shore Fall season. Proceeds of the evening will benefit Friends of Evanston Farmers Markets, a newly formed non-profit dedicated to increasing the visibility, popularity, and prosperity of Evanston's farmers markets. Guests have the opportunity to spend quality time with participating chefs and producers - while savoring their delicious creations! $75/person (includes tasting meal and...