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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...

2010-08-03 13:00:00

Markets Offer Fresh, Affordable Foods; Travel Destinations HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers can find Pennsylvania's freshest foods at their local farmers market, Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding said today as the department marked National Farmers Market Week, which runs through Aug. 7. "Pennsylvania's agricultural bounty is at the fingertips of consumers thanks to the more than 1,200 farmers markets across the state," said Redding. "The markets also...

2010-07-26 11:27:00

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Midwest grocer Meijer, which began by selling locally produced foods from area farmers, is substantially expanding its commitment to home grown fruits and vegetables by 20% this year, it was announced today by Mark Stevenson, produce director at the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based supercenter chain. Meijer's "Home Grown" initiative of sourcing fruits and vegetables from local producers has grown considerably the past five years to include more...

2010-07-15 09:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State employees and Harrisburg residents can now enjoy a free shuttle that will provide access to some of Pennsylvania's best fresh fruits, vegetables and other local treats for the rest of the summer, said Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding today. The Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union, or PSECU, is sponsoring a free Capitol Area Transit shuttle from downtown Harrisburg to the Open Air Farmers Market at the Pennsylvania...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'