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2011-08-13 00:00:00

Top local chefs partner with prominent Midwest sustainable growers to deliver the culinary event of the North Shore Fall season. Proceeds of the evening will benefit Friends of Evanston Farmers Markets, a newly formed non-profit dedicated to increasing the visibility, popularity, and prosperity of Evanston's farmers markets. Guests have the opportunity to spend quality time with participating chefs and producers - while savoring their delicious creations! $75/person (includes tasting meal and...

2011-06-30 12:12:00

WILMINGTON, N.C., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With senior management in place, new vendors identified and construction close to completion, a grand opening has now been set for Wilmington's new locally-focused grocery - Carolina Farmin'. A formal kickoff celebration will take place Thursday, August 4th through Sunday, August 7th. The store plans to conduct a soft opening just prior to the formal launch, which will help management train staff, refine processes and make any other...

2011-06-24 12:13:00

LOS ANGELES, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, state legislators, farmers and California agricultural representatives banded together at the historic Los Angeles Farmers Market at 3rd and Fairfax to celebrate the official passage of ACR-42, a resolution that urges Californians to dedicate Sundays to eating California grown foods. California's budget woes - and our state's economy - could be bolstered to the tune of $15.6 billion annually if Californians pledged to eat all locally...

2011-06-22 00:00:35

The Lexicon of Sustainability and Consolidated Graphics seek 100 students, teachers, farmers, librarians, gardeners and food activists to curate Pop-Up art shows across the USA in 2011-2012 Petaluma, CA (PRWEB) June 21, 2011 The Lexicon of Sustainability Project (http://www.thelexicon.org) has launched a call for 100 curators from across the USA to host pop up shows in their communities. Sponsored by Consolidated Graphics (CGX), this groundbreaking exhibition of large format photo collages...

2011-06-03 09:39:00

Effort Promotes Access to Fresh, Pennsylvania-Grown Fruits, Vegetables HARRISBURG, Pa., June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eligible older adults and families with children can receive vouchers to help them buy fresh, local produce at farm markets and farm stands statewide, the Corbett administration said today. Agriculture Secretary George Greig and Aging Secretary Brian Duke today kicked off the annual Farmers Market Nutrition Program during an event at the Farm Show Farmers Market...

2011-05-19 23:07:07

To David Cleveland, a professor of environmental studies at UC Santa Barbara, it seemed as though Santa Barbara County would be a great example of what many are advocating as a solution to the problems of a conventional agrifood network "“"“ a local food system. Santa Barbara County ranks in the top 1 percent of counties in the United States in value of agricultural products, with 80 percent of that value in fruits and vegetables. Farmers here grow some of the best fruits and...

2011-05-12 16:11:00

IRVINE, Calif., May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Orange County Great Park leaders and local area farmers gathered at the Great Park Farm and Food Lab today to announce reaching the milestone of donating more than one million pounds of fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables to the Second Harvest Food Bank and Orange County Food Bank. The donations were made through the Park without Borders program, a partnership between the Great Park and local area farmers to donate surplus crops to...

2011-04-12 05:00:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Triscuit Crackers, a 100% whole grain snack, is joining non-profit Urban Farming and cities across the country including Denver, Washington, DC and Minneapolis in declaring today "Home Farming Day" to kick off the 2011 planting season and celebrate the idea that everyone, everywhere can grow their own vegetables and herbs. The announcement is made at a "Plant-a-thon" in New York City's Madison Square Park where people can "plant and learn"...

2011-03-16 11:39:00

PHILADELPHIA, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- While for some, St. Patrick's Day invokes thoughts of shamrocks and leprechauns, one ever-present theme for all is the color green. This year, SCA's Tork® brand is encouraging you to embrace another type of green by giving our planet a bit o' Irish good luck and making more environmentally responsible choices leading up to Earth Day, and beyond. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110316/CG66338LOGO) Joshua Radoff,...

2011-03-07 07:30:00

LOS ANGELES, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The food truck phenomena is growing at a rapid pace each day as new restaurateurs join the thousands of gourmet food trucks already on the road. Food trucks have become gathering spots for the local community as well as a place where diners can get restaurant quality meals at a fraction of the cost. Hanging out at food trucks with a rock n' roll or exotic location theme and enjoying multimedia entertainment along with great food are all part of...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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