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  • Farm to Chef Maryland - 2014
    Farm to Chef: Buy your tickets now before they are all gone
    One of the best food events in Baltimore is almost here, the American Institute of Wine and Food will be hosting for the 5th year Farm to Chef on Monday, September 29th at 6:30 p.m. at the American Visionary Art Museum.What makes it so special? It...
  • Passage of H.R. 5080 praised by Rep. Kinzinger and NAHB
    Passage of H.R. 5080 praised by Rep. Kinzinger and NAHB
    Yesterday, Congress passed the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act of 2014 - H.R. 5078 with a vote of 262/152; 17 not voting, four Republicans and 13 Democrats. Today, Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-Channahon) put out a...
  • Farmers are Cool
    Farmers are Cool: Review
    Farmers are Cool has been in business since 2011 and has donated money and other contributions to an impressive list of non-profit groups and organizations. The concept behind this hand full of goods is pretty simple and it's one that we can...
  • Tomatoes at the Farmer's Market
    Economics of Farmer's Markets
    Everyone loves browsing at a Farmer’s Market. The produce is right there in front of you, and you can sometimes talk directly to the actual farmer who grew them. And it’s a social occasion: you can talk to other people about the...
  • Revamped 'Shed' at Dallas Farmers Market slated to reopen for Labor Day
    Revamped 'Shed' at Dallas Farmers Market slated to reopen for Labor Day
    After being closed for renovation since last spring, the structure known as Shed 1 at the Dallas Farmers Market is scheduled to reopen the end of the month as its new, larger, better self. And its name will be streamlined to just The Shed for its...
  • Are organic farmers the new doctors
    Are organic farmers the new doctors
    It’s so important to know where your food comes from. Buying organic produce at your local farmers markets keeps the community healthy and the money goes directly back to the farmer. It’s better for the family and the environment. Buy...
  • New location for the Napa farmers market
    The Napa farmers market is back for 2014 in a new location
    The Napa Farmers Market is back, and it is now situated across the Oxbow Public Market (500 First Street in Downtown Napa) parking lot. Locals always look forward to the start of the Farmers Market’s season, which only opens from May to...
  • ECOPOLITICS
    California water wars at AFA Forum
    LOS ANGELES – The American Freedom Alliance (AFA) recently held a public forum about the impacts of California water shortages and government water allocations under today’s unprecedented drought. AFA is a growing conservative...
  • Tuesday: Screening of 'Out Here' by the Queer Farmers Film Project
    Tuesday: Screening of 'Out Here' by the Queer Farmers Film Project
    Completed after four years in production, the documentary Out Here looks at the experiences of queer farmers across the United States. It examines what it means to be a queer farmer, whether agriculture a safe space for LGBTQ people, and the...
  • Definition of Agricutural Worker
    The New England Farmers Union Fourth Annual Convention
    The New England Farmers Union (NEFU) held its fourth annual convention “Celebrating our Agricultural Diversity: People, Practices and Products” in Newport, RI. Nearly 100 members attended this convention in December 2013.Ken Ayars,...
  • Georgia Olive Farms
    Olive oil from the heart and soil of Lakeland, Georgia
    Georgia Olive Farms(GOF) of Lakeland breaks the dependence of foreign olive oil. As of Feb. 9, 2014, the third generation farmers continue to be the largest producer of olive oil in the Southeast.Global demographics echo most olive oil is imported...
  • Nicki Anderson with summer cabbages at Brix Bounty Farm
    Savvy farmers communicate with customers and seek feedback
    Savvy businesspeople know that happy customers return and spend more money. Smart farmers ask loyal CSA, farmers market and restaurant customers what they liked. Smart businesspeople seek customer suggestions for the future.Engaged customers are...
  • Good Food Financing & Innovation Conference, help a business
    Good Food Financing & Innovation Conference assists good food partners
    Food trends come and go, but the tenet of good eating and healthy living is focusing on good food. While not ever consumer can know her farmer, everyone can support companies and programs that focus on better choices. Many of these small...
  • Spending Christmas on the Y Worry Farm
    Spending Christmas at the Y Worry Farm
    There is an old saying, “You can take the boy out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the boy.” It is true. Working on a farm in 1966 meant taking care of the animals, working in the fields, and fishing in the...
  • Local food at a farmer's market
    Federal funds given to mega-farmers only, ignoring organic farmers
    Want more access to healthy, affordable organic fruits and vegetables?Environmental Working Group (EWG) is currently working on Capitol Hill to make sure that organic and family farmers - instead of profitable ”mega-farms” - get their...