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2012-09-24 23:01:56

The Recirculating Farms Coalition in partnership with the New Orleans Food and Farm Network will host a free two-day new and beginning urban farmers training in November 2012 and again in March 2013. The program includes an up to five-day apprenticeship on a working farm. New Orleans, Louisiana (PRWEB) September 24, 2012 Media contacts: Marianne Cufone — 813-785-8386 or info(at)recirculatingfarms(dot)org Sanjay Kharod: 504-483-6967 or info(at)NOFFN(dot)org The Recirculating Farms...

2012-09-19 23:01:32

Farm to School programs are in full swing all across the country encouraging healthy choices and local food. Owatonna, MN (PRWEB) September 19, 2012 According to the National Farm to School Network, there are an estimated 2,571 Farm to School Programs in the United States. These programs are active in all 50 states, and they aim to improve student nutrition by encouraging a connection between local farms and school cafeterias. Farm to School programs are incredibly diverse and creative....

2012-08-18 23:03:32

With health consciousness on the rise and demand for organic produce steadily increasing, industry revenue is expected to benefit. The aging population and an increase in the number of Hispanics and Asian-Americans will also have a positive effect, as these groups tend to purchase more fruit and vegetables. However, despite these positive effects, industry operators will continue to be threatened by traditional supermarkets and big box stores that aim to provide the same variety and quality...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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