Fair Food Network received $5.1 million from the USDA to expand Double Up Food Bucks in Michigan. The grant, provided by the new Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive grants program, will be matched with private funds for a total of nearly $10.4 million.
With a 4,000 year history and the nickname “Food of the Gods,” lassi comes well recommended. Though popular across India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan, the world’s first yogurt-based smoothie is less known across the United States.
MUSKEGON, MI - The Muskegon Farmer's market and Michigan program called Double Up Food Bucks have helped local farmer sell an estimated half a million dollars' worth of fresh, locally-grown produce since 2012.
Double Up Food Bucks, a program of the Ann-Arbor-based Fair Food Network, gives privately-donated matching dollars to food stamps recipients when they buy locally-grown fresh produce at farmers markets and some grocery stores.
LEOMINSTER -- A Tewksbury man recently announced that he's moving the headquarters of his yogurt-making startup from Vermont to Leominster.
Jaidesh "J.D." Sethi said he moved the operations of DAHlicious, LLC, off a farm -- where he had direct access to his core supplier, cows -- in order to be closer to a larger and more skilled labor pool.
"Stuff breaks down and you need machine shops, you need mechanics," he said. "These things are not available in Vermont."