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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. Redding today encouraged residents to make locally produced food the centerpiece of their summer gatherings as he worked as a "Chef for a Day" alongside Andrew Little, executive chef of the Sheppard Mansion in Hanover,...

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. The rate of unemployment for veterans ages 18 to 24 is reported to be as high as 30%. The Farmer-Veteran Coalition (FVC) is a non-profit started by American farmers to help these young men and women find work in agriculture while simultaneously addressing our nation's critical need for new farmers and a safe food supply. The Farmer-Veteran...

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. As part of their commitment to sustainable agriculture and wellness, Compass Group will be broadening its efforts this summer to source fresh fruits and vegetables from mid-size farmers and educate consumers about the merits of eating local. For Compass Group, 'local' is defined as food grown within a 150 mile radius of where it is consumed....

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...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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