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2010-09-10 09:01:00

Lansdowne, Easton Markets Named Second Favorite in Boutique, Small Categories HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eight Pennsylvania farmers markets were voted among America's favorite spots to purchase locally produced products as part of the American Farmland Trust's "America's Favorite Farmers Markets" contest, said Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding today. "Pennsylvania's agriculture industry is incredibly diverse and farmers markets provide consumers with a...

2010-09-01 12:52:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Eight years before the New Oxford American Dictionary added the word "locavore" to its pages, Bon Appetit Management Company committed to using local foods on its college, corporate and specialty cafe menus. In 1999, Bon Appetit launched its Farm to Fork program, a company-wide commitment to buy from small, owner-operated farms located within 150 miles of their cafes. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100901/SF58469) (Photo:...

2010-09-01 11:13:00

SUNBURY, Pa., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Weis Markets is launching its third annual Fight Hunger Food Drive, a month-long, chain-wide program offering customers an opportunity to donate shelf-stable products and make monetary donations to local food banks and emergency food providers. Fight Hunger begins Wednesday, September 1 and runs through October 2. This program will run in Weis Markets stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, West Virginia and in New York, where it is being...

2010-08-03 13:00:00

Markets Offer Fresh, Affordable Foods; Travel Destinations HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers can find Pennsylvania's freshest foods at their local farmers market, Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding said today as the department marked National Farmers Market Week, which runs through Aug. 7. "Pennsylvania's agricultural bounty is at the fingertips of consumers thanks to the more than 1,200 farmers markets across the state," said Redding. "The markets also...

2010-07-20 07:10:00

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Local, healthful food is now for sale, swap or giveaway worldwide - yet in too many cases, the larger community is unaware of this desirable commodity. Locavore365.org, an organization dedicated to helping people almost anywhere in the world advertise and find locally grown food, fruits and vegetables, offers a solution with the launch of http://www.locavore365.org. Better yet, the site is completely free to use. The new site leverages...

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,...

2010-06-16 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....

2010-06-02 12:00:00

ST. LOUIS, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, on the eve of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Summit of Rural America in Hillsboro, Mo., Farm Aid released its report, "Rebuilding America's Economy with Family Farm-Centered Food Systems," making the case for the critical role family farmers can play in U.S. economic recovery efforts. During a press briefing, Farm Aid President Willie Nelson showcased family farms as essential to jump-starting rural economies and...

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...

2010-05-06 11:00:00

Program Now Serving Residents of All 67 Counties PHILADELPHIA, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A federal food program administered by the Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Food Distribution has been expanded and will serve more than 32,000 older Pennsylvanians in every county, Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding said today while visiting Philabundance, a large hunger relief organization in southeast Pennsylvania. "More than 1.4 million state residents are at-risk for hunger,...