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2013-11-06 16:33:17

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Recirculating Farms Coalition and the New Orleans Food and Farm Network broke ground on a unique community farm and food center in New Orleans, "Growing Local NOLA." Amid much celebrating, city and state officials, along with others offered support, congratulatory remarks and well wishes for the future. Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell welcomed Growing Local NOLA to her district. She said, "Growing Local NOLA has been a long...

2013-10-26 23:03:01

In response to an article published in The Economic Times, Colle Farmers Market comments on the growing worldwide support of organic farms. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) October 26, 2013 Colle Farmers Market responds to an article published by The Economic Times on October 12th, which states that organic farmers in India are sidestepping supermarkets by setting up farmers markets in metropolitan areas. According to The Economic Times article entitled “Organic bazaars come to small towns; farmers...

2013-10-16 08:27:32

New sponsorship to enhance national program for Canadians who are helped by food banks one meal at a time TORONTO, Oct. 16, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, on World Food Day, Unilever Canada is pleased to announce its support of Food Banks Canada's innovative Community Kitchens program, a program designed to help ensure that more Canadians have the skills and knowledge to prepare balanced meals to share with their families. Unilever is investing $100,000 in funding to support Food Banks...

2013-10-07 23:04:31

Schools and preschools across the country are celebrating the third annual National Farm to School Month throughout October. Farm to school practices seek to improve the health of school food and create new economic opportunities for local farmers. (PRWEB) October 07, 2013 Throughout October, schools and preschools across the country will be celebrating the third annual National Farm to School Month, an event that recognizes the significant role that farm to school can play in creating...

2013-09-25 12:30:39

With harvest season upon us, many universities are sponsoring local programs to educate, promote safety WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As food prices continue to rise across the region, consumers are increasingly looking to old traditions of home preservation to stretch their food budget. While canning fruits and vegetables has deep cultural roots in the Southern United States, a new generation of cost-conscious consumers has embraced home food preservation techniques....

2013-09-19 12:30:06

TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - Together, Mark Davies, Chair of Turkey Farmers of Canada (TFC) and Phil Boyd, Executive Director of TFC, presented a cheque for $56,500 to Food Banks Canada Chair, Brian Fraser, and Executive Director Katharine Schmidt, to mark the occasion of their fifth year of partnership together. The donation will be allocated to rural food banks across Canada, funding the purchase of whole turkeys or turkey products to distribute to their clients at...

2013-09-10 08:32:42

Schools Across Minnesota Celebrate Local, Healthy Eating ST. CLOUD, Minn., Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Backpacks, school buses and smiles on eager student faces ... all signs that school is underway again in Minnesota. An important part of making sure students are ready to learn includes nutritious breakfasts, lunches and snacks provided by school nutrition programs across the state. September is Farm to School Month in Minnesota. Farm to School is a nationwide...

2013-09-03 23:23:50

In response to an article published on The Kansas City Star, Colle Farmers Market, an online farmers market, discusses the growing acceptance of food stamps at local farmers markets. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) September 03, 2013 Colle Farmers Market, an online farmers market, responds to an article published on The Kansas City Star that discusses the rising acceptance of food stamps at farmers markets in Michigan. According to the article published by The Kansas City Star on August 25 titled...

2013-08-08 23:23:25

AlignLife of Peoria wrapped up their third annual Thanksgiving in July event on Tuesday and is thrilled to announce that their canned food drive efforts collected 337 canned goods to donate to Midwest Food Bank in Peoria. (PRWEB) August 08, 2013 AlignLife of Peoria wrapped up their third annual Thanksgiving in July event on Tuesday and is thrilled to announce that their canned food drive efforts collected 337 canned goods to donate to Midwest Food Bank in Peoria. They encouraged their...

2013-07-13 23:02:08

Colle Farmers Market, provider of local vegetables, comments on an article published in Democrat and Chronicle, which asks if it is better to buy local or organic produce. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) July 13, 2013 On July 13, Colle Farmer’s Market, provider of local vegetables, discusses answers to the question of whether consumers should purchase organic or local produce posed by Democrat and Chronicle. According to an article published by Democrat and Chronicle titled, “Organic or local?...