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Posted Aug 20, 2013 @ 8:30 AM
LANSING, Mich. (WLSN) - Chris Keith has a sweet nickname, "the blueberry lady," but a healthy gameplan when it comes to shopping. "It's very important for my family to eat healthy. My kids are my babies. I want them to grow up to be big and strong and eating fresh fruit and...
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Posted Aug 14, 2013 @ 1:45 PM
It’s August in Washington, DC, and that means two things—the tomatoes at my farmers market are juicy and delicious, and Congress has cleared out and gone home. Both highly anticipated events, but this year, the two are linked in an unusual way.
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Posted Aug 14, 2013 @ 7:36 AM
This Sunday marked the beginning of National Farmers Market Week, a hallmark first crowned by USDA in 2000, when the number of known farmers markets was 2,863. Since then, the tally has grown by more than 180 percent.
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Posted Aug 8, 2013 @ 7:29 AM
With the expansion of the Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) program into grocery stores, Fair Food Network is hosting its second telephone town hall for Detroit residents to discuss affordable, healthy food options using Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Last December, more than...
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Posted Aug 7, 2013 @ 12:43 PM
July 12-14, 2013 was another action-packed weekend in Cleveland for Fair Food Network staff and community partners. The Cleveland Urban Agriculture team co-hosted high tunnel/hoop house training build #2 for the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Environmental Quality Incentives Program...
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Posted Aug 7, 2013 @ 11:03 AM
There are lots of dimensions to growing a strong local food economy, and preserving farmland, getting new farmers going, and strengthening existing farms are only part of the equation. The entrepreneurs and food businesses who depend on that food production are another aspect.
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Posted Aug 7, 2013 @ 8:11 AM
On a hot and humid Tuesday, July 9, Fair Food Network (FFN) hosted its inaugural Detroit Food System Bus Tour. This innovative event began at Detroit Eastern Market, where more than 15 of Detroit’s community, legislative, and healthcare leaders gathered. The main intent of the bus tour was to...
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Posted Aug 2, 2013 @ 6:43 AM
Novo Dia Group Partners with Fair Food Network to offer Loyalty solution to Farmers Market community Austin, TX – August 1, 2013 - Novo Dia Group, Inc., a software development firm specializing in health and human services solutions, today announced an agreement with Fair Food Network that...
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Posted Aug 1, 2013 @ 1:09 PM
What do the new proposed Food Safety Modernization Act rules mean for farmers, on-farm processors, and food businesses?
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Posted Aug 1, 2013 @ 12:13 PM
Earlier today, USDA announced the results of the Healthy Incentives Pilot (HIP) and additional efforts to empower low-income families with the knowledge and skills they need to purchase and prepare healthy foods using SNAP benefits. To make the announcement, Secretary Vilsack conducted a call with...