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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...

2009-05-29 13:30:00

New Online Tool Helps Consumers Search for Markets by County, Product or Name HARRISBURG, Pa., May 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From sweet corn and pick-your-own strawberries to baked goods and hearty flowers, consumers can find the best Pennsylvania has to offer with the 2009 Consumer's Guide to Pennsylvania Farm Markets, said Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff today. "Pennsylvania is home to more than 1,200 farm markets where consumers can buy fresh, nutritious products," said Wolff....

2009-05-01 10:42:00

Market Open Every Tuesday and Friday from May to November HARRISBURG, Pa., May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Affordable, locally grown produce will return to the Farmers Open-Air Market at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center on Tuesday, May 5, said Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff today. The market will be open from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. on every Tuesday and Friday until November. "Pennsylvania's farmers produce an abundance of affordable and nutritious food products," said...

2009-04-20 10:30:00

EatingWell in Season cookbook will help readers find healthier ways to shop, cook and live OAKLAND, Calif., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente physician Preston Maring has been recognized by EatingWell, publisher of the award-winning EatingWell Magazine and EatingWell books, for his work to make locally grown food more accessible. Dr. Maring, a long-time primary care physician, authored the introduction for a new cookbook, EatingWell in Season: The Farmers' Market Cookbook,...

2009-04-03 11:22:00

$96,400 in Federal Grants Announced for Farm Markets, Stands in 27 Counties HARRISBURG, Pa., April 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania farmers markets and farm stands that market fresh, local produce directly to consumers received a boost today as Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff announced federal support for 39 projects in 27 counties that will increase participation in food assistance programs and help farmers remain viable in tough economic times. The state-administered,...

2009-04-01 18:31:00

Stone-Buhr's FindTheFarmer.com Connects Consumers with Farmers SAN FRANCISCO, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Farmers market shoppers are familiar with the joys of tasting farm-fresh foods and meeting the local farmers who bring them to market. Increasingly, consumers are seeking out the story behind their food choices, where and how they are made, and by whom - easy with products like fruit, cheese and honey at a farmers market, but until now, pretty hard when speaking about a product such as...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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