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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...

2009-08-05 12:41:00

Farm Markets Offer Fresh, Affordable Foods; are Travel Destinations HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers looking for fresh, affordable produce, baked goods and wine can find it all at Pennsylvania's farm markets, state Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Michael Pechart said today as he marked the 10th annual National Farmers Market Week, which runs from Aug. 2-8. Pechart made his remarks during a visit to the Scranton Cooperative Farmers Market. The market is...

2009-07-31 15:25:00

PA Preferred Helps Consumers Identify Locally Grown Fruits, Vegetables HARRISBURG, Pa., July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell has proclaimed August as "Produce Month" in Pennsylvania, citing the significant health and economic benefits of the state's more than $200 million fruit and vegetable industries. "Pennsylvania is a national leader in the production of a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables," said Governor Rendell. "The state's fruit and vegetable...

2009-07-28 07:50:00

SEATTLE, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Allrecipes.com, the world's #1 food website (comScore Media Metrix, Nielsen/NetRatings), is participating at six farmers' markets across the country this summer to help shoppers match family-friendly meal ideas with farmers' market purchases and offer free recipes and guidance. Results of a recent national survey* of home cooks by Allrecipes motivated the tour: Survey feedback indicates farmers' markets are playing an increasingly important role in food...

2009-07-20 12:30:00

NEW YORK, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second year in a row, Epicurious.com is hitting the road to visit farmers' markets across the United States, offering seasonal recipes, advice from editors on using local ingredients, as well as free tote bags and gifts. July 18th marked the first stop on Epicurious.com's greenmarket tour. In seven of the country's major cities, Epicurious.com editors will have a booth at select farmers' markets, giving away recipes printed on reusable cards,...

2009-06-09 10:37:00

Farmers Market Nutrition Program Provides $20 Vouchers for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables HARRISBURG, Pa., June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State and federal agriculture officials helped kick-off this year's Farmers Market Nutrition Program at the Farm Show Farmers Market in Harrisburg today. The program provides vouchers for eligible older adults and families to purchase fresh local foods at farm markets and farm stands across Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Dennis...


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