Latest Farmers' market Stories

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 than 75...

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.

2010-06-25 13:30:00

Encourages Use of PA Preferred Products during 'Chef for a Day' Experience in York County HANOVER, Pa., June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As summer vegetables and fruit begin to ripen in home gardens and on farms throughout Pennsylvania, Agriculture Secretary Russell C.

2010-06-17 10:00:00

LOS ANGELES, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Problem: Currently more than 250,000 U.S. veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are without work.

2010-06-16 10:40:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Compass Group North America announces the expansion of its 'Eat Local' programs across the United States.

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.

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.

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.

2010-02-20 10:00:00

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.

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