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2010-05-26 14:28:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers will find it easier to enjoy the fresh taste of locally produced foods by reading the 2010 Consumer's Guide to Pennsylvania Farm Markets, Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding said today. "Pennsylvania's more than 1,200 farm markets and roadside stands offer a direct connection to the state's diverse agriculture industry," said Redding. "The farm market guide is a great tool consumers can use to find and purchase affordable...

2010-05-03 13:00:00

Market Open Every Tuesday and Friday from May to November HARRISBURG, Pa., May 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Farmers Open Air Market will return to the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center on May 4, providing Harrisburg area residents and visitors an opportunity to purchase affordable, locally grown food directly from producers, Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding said today. The market will be open from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. every Tuesday and Friday until November....

2010-03-23 11:37:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Federal grants aimed at increasing direct farmer-to-consumer sales and improving access to locally grown food are now available, state Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding today. The deadline to apply is April 15. Grants of up to $100,000 per project are available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farmers Market Promotion Program to improve and expand domestic farmers markets, roadside stands, community-supported...

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2010-02-20 10:00:00

Farmers' markets are not created equal. Some sell only fresh produce while others offer entertainment and a wide variety of vendors. And each market's unique personality attracts some people while repelling others. A University of Illinois study revealed that based on what they offer, farmers' markets self-select people who are on a specific mission -- and visiting other retail stores isn't one of them. "Not one of the six farmers' markets we visited in the city of Chicago and suburbs drew...

2009-12-07 15:10:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania consumers will have better access to nutritious, locally grown farm products through the help of grants to producers who market and sell their products at farmers' markets or farm stands, acting Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding said today. The Direct Farm Sales Grant Program is a competitive award that provides up to $7,500 to eligible Pennsylvania-based farmers, non-profit organizations and local governments selling...

2009-11-06 07:35:00

--Sold-Out Event Highlights the Role of Farmers' Markets in Sustaining Local Farms-- WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by FRESHFARM Markets: WHAT: FRESHFARM Markets, a nonprofit that operates nine farmers' markets in D.C. and Maryland, hosts its eighth annual Farmland Feast fundraiser celebrating the newest FRESHFARM Market by the White House -- opened by First Lady Michelle Obama -- the "Double Dollars" initiative for food assistance shoppers,...

2009-11-04 14:25:12

In Indiana, farmers' market business is booming Something fresh is growing in Indiana. The number of farmers' markets in the state has increased at double the rate of other U.S. states; between 1994 and 2004 the number of farmers' markets in Indiana increased by an impressive 222%. Researchers at Purdue have published an insightful study that identifies the reasons behind this unprecedented growth. Christa Hofmann, Jennifer Dennis, and Maria Marshall from the Department of Agricultural...

2009-10-21 10:00:00

MECHANICSBURG, Pa., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the fall harvest upon us, Deputy Agriculture Secretary Michael Pechart today encouraged Pennsylvanians to enjoy locally grown foods, which are affordable, nutritious, readily available and easy to prepare at home. "Pennsylvania farmers produce a variety of affordable commodities, from dairy and meat products to fruit and vegetables," said Pechart. "Buying local products supports local economies and drives our state's number...

2009-09-30 06:15:00

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Western Pennsylvania residents who are hungry for some positive news in today's struggling economy now have something on which to feast. Building on recent chicken, ground beef and prescription medication price reductions, supermarket retailer Giant Eagle® Inc. and its new Savings Squad are announcing lower everyday prices on fruits and vegetables, giving families what they're most looking for -- greater value on their food...

2009-09-10 18:21:00

--800 Block of Vermont Avenue Designated for New Farmers' Market-- WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With interest in farmers' markets at an all-time high, FRESHFARM Markets, a 501(C)3 organization, announced today the opening of a new producer-only farmers' market in downtown Washington on the 800 block of Vermont Avenue, NW, between H and I Streets. The market will operate on Thursday afternoons from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM from September 17 through October 29. The new market...


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