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2014-08-01 23:04:07

Farmers’ Markets are seeing an enormous, nationwide resurgence as consumers focus on buying and eating local produce. While many of the sellers at these markets are simply looking to make extra money, others are finding long-term, sustainable success through careful planning, a service one-leading business planning company is proud to announce increased support for in the second half of 2014. (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 "Many small farmers and even home crafters and specialty food...

2014-07-24 00:21:18

Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews and Jack White to headline Farm Aid 2014 at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre RALEIGH, N.C., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farm Aid announced today that its annual benefit festival will take place on Saturday, Sept. 13, at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh, N.C., with tickets on sale to the public on Friday, Aug. 1. "In North Carolina and across the Southeast, family farmers have struggled to stay on the land, but they...

2014-06-24 23:17:45

Food activists, community builders and online educators, Gary Heine and Valerie Kausen, organized this free, online telesummit July 7-14. Their conversations with Ocean Robbins, Will Allen, Paul Gautschi, Erika Allen, Joel Salatin, Vandana Shiva, Paul Stamets and Marjory Wildcraft, along with 25+ other healthy food lovers, activists and growers will be broadcast to get more people growing food now and to understand how this makes their communities stronger. Louisville, Kentucky (PRWEB)...

The Added Value of Local Food Hubs
2014-05-21 03:31:02

By Julie Cohen, UC Santa Barbara A case study of UCSB’s residential dining services shows that serving local and sustainable produce benefits the community at large As the largest purchaser of wholesale produce in Santa Barbara County, UC Santa Barbara’s residential dining services provided the perfect avenue for a pilot project incorporating local pesticide-free or certified organic produce into an institutional setting. The idea was conceived almost 10 years ago, when a group...

2014-05-17 23:01:54

Funding, Other Initiatives Will Support Growth in Urban Food Production and Delivery Systems LOS ANGELES, CA (PRWEB) May 17, 2014 Seedstock today applauded the USDA’s recent announcement of a historic $78 million investment in local and regional food systems as further recognition of the growth and importance of urban, sustainable agriculture in the United States. Seedstock, the nation’s leading social venture promoting the development of robust and sustainable local food systems,...

2014-05-16 12:29:11

For the third year in a row, Kings offers customers locally grown, farm-fresh produce delivered from farm to store within 24 hours PARSIPPANY, N.J., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kings Food Markets (Kings) continues its tradition of bringing customers the freshest, highest-quality ingredients with the 2014 launch of its exclusive 24 Hour Just Picked Promise on Friday, May 23. The 24 Hour Just Picked Promise is Kings' commitment to make locally grown, farm-fresh fruits, vegetables and...

2014-05-05 12:25:12

Willingness to pay for local food increases to a 20 percent premium or more in key categories CHICAGO, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The second annual A.T. Kearney survey of U.S. shoppers' local food buying habits finds that local food is fast becoming a necessity for attracting and retaining grocery customers. Comparing survey results to the 2013 survey, an increased number of shoppers indicate that local foods are an important factor in what they buy and where they buy it. A majority...

2014-03-27 20:20:36

BOSTON, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Farmland Trust, Conservation Law Foundation and the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group released a report today geared toward generating a serious discussion on building a sustainable, regional food system in six New England states. The report, New England Food Policy: Building A Sustainable Food System, is the result of nearly two years of research and interviews with key players in the food system on how to increase...

2014-03-13 12:22:35

In the news release, Three-Quarters Of Americans Say Sustainability Is A Priority When Making Food Purchasing Decisions, According To New Cone Communications Research, issued 13-Mar-2014 by Cone Communications, Inc. over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the second paragraph, first sentence, should read "A number of specific health and sustainability issues rose to the top as most important when hitting the grocery aisles, including food safety (93%) and nutritional value...

2014-03-13 12:22:04

Consumers willing to pay more for locally produced foods and want companies to provide more sustainable food options BOSTON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans are willing to sacrifice variety and dollars in order to eat more consciously, according to the 2014 Cone Communications Food Issues Trend Tracker. Although family satisfaction reigns supreme (97%), shoppers consider health and nutrition (93%) and sustainability (77%) important factors when deciding what to buy....


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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