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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...

2011-03-02 11:05:00

MINNEAPOLIS, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Land O'Lakes, Inc., achieved solid financial results in 2010, including the second-highest net sales and earnings in its 90-year history, despite challenging economic conditions, according to leaders of the national food and agricultural cooperative. This message was delivered to more than 1,000 cooperative members and visitors gathered in Minneapolis for 90th Land O'Lakes Annual Meeting. Highlights of 2010 performance included: A record-high...

2011-02-14 10:35:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BrandSpark International, along with Better Homes and Gardens, released the top shopper trends from the third annual Best New Product Award (BNPA) American Shopper Study, which surveyed more than 63,000 Americans from coast to coast, and touched on diverse topics including food, health and beauty, and mobile shopping. Highlights from this year's survey include: FOOD & HEALTH: 8 in 10 consumers are looking for products that are healthy. 5 in...

2011-02-03 13:57:00

HAILEY, Idaho, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Prosperity Organic Foods, Inc., announced it has launched its first 2011 online campaign for Melt® Buttery Spread. "Eat Better, Live Better in 2011" invites participants to submit their ideas and aspirations for improving their overall health and well-being by making better food choices. Submissions must be posted to Melt Buttery Spread's Face Book page. One entry per week will be selected through March 31 and featured...

2011-01-31 15:26:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Opening in spring 2011, Relish is a neighborhood market at 3951 San Felipe Street in River Oaks that specializes in local, seasonal and gourmet food and supports the Slow Food movement. Slow Food is a global, grassroots movement that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment. Like its cozy ambiance that feels like home, Relish's food is beautifully simple. The 2,300-square-foot space will be stocked with artisan...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
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