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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...

2011-08-16 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...

2011-08-03 00:00:30

August 7-13, 2011 kicks off National Farmers' Market Week. Louisville, KY (PRWEB) August 02, 2011 August 7-13, 2011 kicks off National Farmers' Market Week. At Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, an ag lending cooperative serving over 92,500 customers throughout Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and Tennessee, the staff is encouraging consumers to get out and enjoy markets that are overflowing with a ton of good things to eat. With energy costs driving up the costs of farm operations, farm families...

2011-06-24 12:13:00

LOS ANGELES, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, state legislators, farmers and California agricultural representatives banded together at the historic Los Angeles Farmers Market at 3rd and Fairfax to celebrate the official passage of ACR-42, a resolution that urges Californians to dedicate Sundays to eating California grown foods. California's budget woes - and our state's economy - could be bolstered to the tune of $15.6 billion annually if Californians pledged to eat all locally...

2011-06-03 09:39:00

Effort Promotes Access to Fresh, Pennsylvania-Grown Fruits, Vegetables HARRISBURG, Pa., June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eligible older adults and families with children can receive vouchers to help them buy fresh, local produce at farm markets and farm stands statewide, the Corbett administration said today. Agriculture Secretary George Greig and Aging Secretary Brian Duke today kicked off the annual Farmers Market Nutrition Program during an event at the Farm Show Farmers Market...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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