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DUFB Grocery Store launch
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...
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Posted Aug 1, 2013 @ 12:01 PM
Earlier today, Secretary Vilsack announced the results of the Healthy Incentives Pilot (HIP), a pilot project designed to test the impact of incentivizing fruit and vegetable purchases among SNAP recipients. The pilot showed that an ongoing investment of less than 15 cents per person per day may...
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Posted Jul 11, 2013 @ 8:55 AM
Fourth season features innovations to reach more Michigan residents ANN ARBOR, Mich.— Double Up Food Bucks, the successful program designed by Fair Food Network both to expand access to healthy food for low-income Michigan residents and to support Michigan farmers, is now underway for a...
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Posted Jul 11, 2013 @ 8:48 AM
Fourth season features innovations to reach more Michigan residents ANN ARBOR, Mich.— Double Up Food Bucks, the successful program designed by Fair Food Network both to expand access to healthy food for low-income Michigan residents and to support Michigan farmers, is now underway for a...