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2013-09-26 23:33:02

In the new Urban Farm Lifestyle newsletter urban farmers like Greg Peterson, bring readers articles and tips for creating their own urban farm using permaculture, GMO Free Seeds, urban chickens, organic and sustainable farming techniques. Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 Greg Peterson and The Urban Farm Team are pleased to announce the launch of their free e-newsletter, Urban Farm Lifestyle. The newsletter is intended for urban growers with all levels of experience, from...

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....

2013-09-24 23:34:57

In response to an article published by the Los Angeles Times, Colle Farmers Market discusses the need for healthier organic food options in lower-income areas like Compton. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 Colle Farmers Market, an online organic farmers market, responds to an article published by the Los Angeles Times on September 14th, which discusses the lack of healthy food options in Compton, California. According to a September 14th article published by the Los Angeles Times...

2013-09-21 12:22:01

Sold-Out Benefit Festival Highlights "Role for Everyone" in Strengthening Family Farm Agriculture to Benefit Health, Economy and Environment SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., Sept. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Standing with family farmers and more than a dozen artists, Farm Aid uses the platform of its annual benefit festival to urge all Americans to play a role in strengthening the country's food system. Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave...

2013-09-17 00:20:49

Upstate New York Farmers, Businesses and Organizations Bring Local Flavors to All-Day Music Festival SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farm Aid 2013 at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) on Sept. 21 will bring together an all-star lineup and more than 25,000 fans to shine a spotlight on the need for good food that family farms provide us all. From interactive, hands-on workshops in the HOMEGROWN Village to family farm food served at all concessions...

2013-09-16 08:23:12

U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance® to Convene Farmers, Ranchers and Food Pundits for Discussion in Boston on Food Day CHESTERFIELD, Mo., Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- There are many factors that influence food-purchasing decisions, including the methods used to grow and raise food. Increasingly, consumers are hearing they should be concerned about larger farms, and may be making purchasing decisions without understanding how food is grown and raised on farms of any size. U.S. Farmers &...

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...

2013-09-09 16:22:16

American-made organic vodka named spirits sponsor NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- American Harvest Organic Spirit is an official sponsor of Farm Aid 2013, the family farm benefit concert scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21, at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The Farm Aid 2013 concert lineup consists of Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, and Dave Matthews (with Tim Reynolds) as well as Jack Johnson, Amos Lee,...

2013-09-05 16:24:50

Jamey Johnson and Additional Artists Join Lineup for Sept. 21 Festival to be Broadcast on FarmAid.org and SiriusXM SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The #Road2FarmAid, announced last week, is one of many ways that Farm Aid is connecting with fans as it gears up for its annual benefit concert on Sept. 21 at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The #Road2FarmAid, which officially launched Aug. 28 on Facebook, Twitter,...

People Consume Fruits, Vegetables More Often When They Have Easy Access To Them
2013-09-04 07:56:56

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Access to adequate fruits and vegetables is problematic in low-income communities because of limited access to supermarkets and farmers' markets. Community-supported agriculture (CSA) programs may be a feasible approach for providing fresh fruits and vegetables to under-resourced communities, according to a new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. CSAs link consumers to a local farm’s produce over a growing season....