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2011-02-01 09:29:00

Three Markets Feature Locally-Grown, Produced Products HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania is looking for farmers interested in selling locally-grown products at farmers markets along the state's busiest highway. Applications are now being accepted for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Plaza Farmers Market program, an effort involving the Department of Agriculture and the Turnpike Commission. It was developed to support Pennsylvania farmers, promote...

2011-01-26 16:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- When James Irvine sold his lima bean field to the military nearly 70 years ago, some of the most fertile farming land in Orange County became dormant. That changed last year when the Great Park Farm began operations, and now visitors to the Great Park can taste the fruits of this still-fertile land. This Sunday, Great Park Farm operator Orange County Produce will have an abundance of fresh, organically-grown strawberries available at the...

2010-12-19 00:28:43

San Diego's Brian's Farmers Markets recently introduced the Electronic Benefit Transfer option for low-income families at its Mission Valley, Point Loma and University Town Center locations. "After all," explains 35-year-old Brian's Farmers Markets owner Brian Beevers, "local, high-quality food should be available at every income bracket." Of the dozens of San Diego weekly farmers markets, only five accept EBT. Three of those five are Brian's Farmers Markets. Beevers is a long-time believer...

2010-11-03 00:00:38

Mill District Cornerstones to Promote Local Sustainable Agriculture and Community Engagement Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) November 2, 2010 Mill City Farmers Market and Mill City Times announced a partnership today aimed at strengthening the ties between local businesses, local sustainable organic agriculture, and building community engagement. As part of this effort, Mill City Times has become a sponsor of the popular farmers market, located in the Historic Mill District of Minneapolis. "We are...

2010-10-26 13:43:15

Urban agriculture aims at helping Seattle's at-risk youth A case study published in the 2010 Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education by professors at Washington State University studies the challenges one organization faced in maintaining an urban market garden. The journal is published by the American Society of Agronomy. Since 1995, Seattle Youth Garden Works (SYGW) has employed young homeless individuals or those involved in the juvenile justice system. SYGW offers teens...

2010-10-22 00:00:38

We Bring The Quality and Freshness of Local Farms to Your Table Everyday. Colonie, NY (Vocus) October 21, 2010 Ryan's Farmers Market to host its first annual Fall Harvest Festival this Saturday, October 23rd 2010 from 11am to 3pm. The event will offer a wide variety of farm fresh produce, nuts, chocolate covered apples, chocolate covered fruit and other specialty confections. Pre-order your holiday fruit baskets this Saturday and save 10% off your order and buy any size pumpkin for just...

2010-09-10 09:01:00

Lansdowne, Easton Markets Named Second Favorite in Boutique, Small Categories HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eight Pennsylvania farmers markets were voted among America's favorite spots to purchase locally produced products as part of the American Farmland Trust's "America's Favorite Farmers Markets" contest, said Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding today. "Pennsylvania's agriculture industry is incredibly diverse and farmers markets provide consumers with a...

2010-09-02 10:34:00

Offers Food Handling Tips for Safe, Healthy Gatherings HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- By purchasing locally-produced foods for Labor Day weekend meals and picnics, Pennsylvania consumers can support area farmers while enjoying some of the freshest foods available, Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding said today. "Pennsylvania would not enjoy such an abundant and affordable food supply without our hardworking farmers," said Redding. "This Labor Day, we can all...

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...


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