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2009-10-04 11:00:00

MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Farm Aid praised family farmers for their ingenuity and perseverance at its sold-out benefit concert held today at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Maryland Heights, Mo., just outside of St. Louis. Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews, joined by artists performing at Farm Aid 2009 Presented by Horizon Organic, held up the innovation and commitment of family farmers in a call for food and...

2009-09-22 11:36:00

ROY, Wash., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- What does "certified organic" really mean and why does it matter - or does it? Find out at Wilcox Farms' third annual Harvest Fest, where visitors will also enjoy native dance and drama performed by the Nisqually Tribe, free omelets cooked and served by the Wilcox family, tractor and hay wagon rides and more on Oct. 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wilcox Farms, 40400 Harts Lake Valley Road, in Roy. In conjunction with the event, Wilcox Farms will also...

2009-09-16 09:23:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of their commitment to sustainable agriculture and wellness, Compass Group North America is supporting local farmers nationally with a promotion called "It Takes You -Eat Local" - a week long, cross-company campaign taking place the week of September 21, 2009. During that week, cafes around the country will feature locally grown produce and information about their local farms. With 'buying locally' defined as food grown within a 150 mile...

2009-09-10 18:21:00

--800 Block of Vermont Avenue Designated for New Farmers' Market-- WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With interest in farmers' markets at an all-time high, FRESHFARM Markets, a 501(C)3 organization, announced today the opening of a new producer-only farmers' market in downtown Washington on the 800 block of Vermont Avenue, NW, between H and I Streets. The market will operate on Thursday afternoons from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM from September 17 through October 29. The new market...

2009-09-03 23:30:00

What's on consumers' minds when it comes to produce? The emerging trend toward healthier, fresher foods that are also gentle on the environment presents new dilemmas for conscientious consumers. Marketers tout the attributes of "organic" food, while the "local foods movement" is gaining popularity throughout the world. The "organic-or-local" debate is particularly interesting when it comes to fruits and vegetables; proponents of each system offer strong evidence to support their cause....

2009-07-15 13:10:00

GARDEN GROVE, Calif., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Requests for emergency food assistance have doubled as a result of the economic crisis, causing a food shortage at local food banks. Help has come from an unexpected source. The Orange County Food Bank reports that they have received 100 tons of fresh fruits and vegetables from the Orange County Great Park community farm and from neighboring farms around the Great Park. The Great Park is located on the site of the former El Toro Marine...

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...

2009-05-26 17:52:00

100 year-old Northwest company joins Tacoma mayor, public library in bringing greater awareness to eating food grown locally ROY, Wash., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Omelets don't get any more fresh than cooked up right on the farm where the eggs were produced and gathered. Try one for yourself when Wilcox Farms, in conjunction with Tacoma's community reading initiative "Tacoma Reads Together," hosts a free omelet feed this Saturday, May 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring the family and meet the...

2009-05-12 15:51:00

Venerable Northwest brand celebrates success as fourth generation, family-operated business ROY, Wash., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- This year marks the 100th anniversary of Wilcox Family Farms. While the brand and its products have changed slightly over the years, the Wilcox family commitment to quality has not - and the Northwest egg producer is proud to celebrate a century of farming and entrepreneurial business operations that have helped uniquely shape the Pacific Northwest. Wilcox Farms...

2009-05-06 08:13:00

MINNEAPOLIS, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parishioners at Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Minnesota do more than donate food to a local food shelf -- they actually grow it themselves. The project is one of many case studies highlighted in a new report by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) and funded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) that demonstrate a growing nationwide movement within the faith community to put into practice the belief that...