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Posted Jul 18, 2012 @ 3:28 PM
During a special event at the popular Eastern Market, Metro Detroiters who receive Bridge Card food assistance may learn how to double the value when they purchase Michigan-grown fresh fruits and vegetables. An open house for the Fair Food Network's "Double Up Food Bucks" project is...
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Posted Jun 25, 2012 @ 2:03 PM
DOUBLE UP FOOD BUCKS PROGRAM EXPANSION TO PROVIDE GREATER ACCESS TO FRESH PRODUCE FOR LOW-INCOME FAMILIES
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Posted Jun 22, 2012 @ 10:44 AM
The U. S. Senate passed the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012 (ARFJA – AKA the Farm Bill) on June 21 by a resounding bipartisan vote of 64-35. The passage of the 2012 Farm Bill is a triumph for Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI).
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Posted Jun 18, 2012 @ 12:18 PM
Two weeks after Double Up Food Bucks’ June 1 launch, six members of the Fair Food Network team attended the 2012 Michigan Good Food Summit at the Lansing Center in Michigan.
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Posted Jun 13, 2012 @ 10:28 AM
UVM’s first-ever food system summit seeks to answer the question: “How can we create regional food systems that are viable alternatives to the conventional one that exists now?”
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Posted Jun 8, 2012 @ 8:14 AM
How do we create a food system which is sustainable in the face of growing population pressures, changing weather patterns, declining natural resources, and a sharp decline in soil health?
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Posted Jun 4, 2012 @ 11:59 AM
A lot of people shop at farmers’ markets for fresh and locally grown produce, much of it organic. But until early in the 2000s, with the exception of a few pilot programs across the country, most food stamp recipients couldn’t use their benefits at these markets. Now that they can, many...
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Posted Jun 1, 2012 @ 9:33 AM
A program that encourages Bridge Card holders to buy more produce at farmers markets across the state is expanding to three full-service grocery stores in Detroit. The Ann Arbor-based Fair Food Network launched the Double Up Food Bucks program in 2010, initially at Detroit's Eastern Market and four...
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Posted May 31, 2012 @ 11:12 AM
June 1 is Double Up Food Bucks opening day! DUFB “matches” Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits spent at participating farmers’ markets, increasing access and affordability of healthy foods for low-income families and individuals and creating new sales...
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Posted May 29, 2012 @ 10:12 AM
The recent announcement of the groundbreaking for two new supermarket chain grocery stores in Detroit is certainly welcome news for the city, but it is only a part of the march toward addressing the area's needs for retail food options.