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June 18, 2014

 

horse outside a barn

Agritourism A Growing Opportunity On The Farm

Farmers markets continue to grow. Community gardens are now mainstream. The next extension of that is to actually get onto a working farm and participate.

May 26, 2014

 

Dairy farmer Tom Weighner with cows

Integrated Local Food System Can Grow The Market

From the launch of the local food effort, producers have worked alongside buyers to push for a system that integrates local food into everyday life.

May 20, 2014

 

terry glenn with produce

Local Farmers Try To Tap Bigger Markets

Local food sales numbers are hard to come by, but direct-to-consumer sales accounted for just 0.8 percent of food agricultural sales in 2007.

April 4, 2014

 

sweet potatoes at farmers market

Farmers Market Seaon, Foraging For Dandelions, Ag Drones

Believe it or not, it's time for farmers markets! Robin Hobson gives us a behind-the-scenes view. And, will the wacky winter weather impact wild edibles?

April 1, 2014

 

child's hand holding strawberry

Three Foods To Help Spring Clean Your Diet

Two sweet options and the "food of kings" will start appearing on farmers market tables early spring.

January 10, 2014

Cheers! 

craft-beer

Senate Bill Would Allow Microbrew Sales at Farmer’s Markets

Proposed Senate Bill 5 would allow Indiana microbreweries to sell their beer at local farmer's markets.

June 10, 2013

Food Aid 

starter-plants at farmers market

At The Farmers Market, With Food Stamps

About 47 million Americans are enrolled in SNAP. Most of the money is spent at grocery stores, but an increasing amount is finding its way to local markets.

March 20, 2013

Sustainable Legacy 

Head shot of USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan.

USDA’s Kathleen Merrigan Steps Down

Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan has paid much attention to small, local farming during her tenure at the USDA.

August 23, 2012

Two-Way Street 

anna blessing locally grown

Farmers, Chefs Collaborate To Get Local Food In Restaurants

In her new book, Anna Blessing celebrates the relationships Chicago chefs have with the area farmers that provide their food.

June 30, 2012

Cooperation Is Key 

vendor and customer at farmers market

Beyond Farmers Market: Food Hubs Expand Access To Local Food

With interest in local food continuing to grow, producers are trying to find more ways to serve customers. That's where local food hubs come in.

June 20, 2012

Meat Eaters 

pig-nose

Second Servings: Meat Of The Matter

Traditional Arts Indiana offers a look at the farm-to-table journey of Indiana goods and the farmers who are fighting to keep Hoosier cuisine locally raised.

May 24, 2012

Health Food Nation? 

A large spread of fresh produce for sale at a farmer's market, including greens, tomatoes, peppers, and more.

New Study: Americans Really Love Fresh Food, Farmers Markets

Americans overwhelmingly support the idea that government and communities should work to make fresh, local produce more widely available.

May 9, 2012

Fresh Produce 

market

Farmers Markets Get Grants For Food Stamps

Farmers markets across the country will receive grants to expand their participation in SNAP, providing more opportunities for low-income consumers.

April 27, 2012

Vegan And Proud Of It 

Gene Baur With Bubbles the Turkey

Gene Baur Interview, Part 1: Compassion For Farm Animals

In part one of our interview with Farm Sanctuary's Gene Baur, he talks about how animals are treated on factory farms and why vegan living is his religion.

March 7, 2012

Local Sweetness 

three types of marshmallows

240sweet Gets Creative With Artisan Marshmallows

240sweet of Columbus, Indiana is breaking new ground in the world of confections. They use local and organic ingredients in their artisan marshmallows.

January 21, 2012

Winter Diversity 

Collard Greens For Sale At Farmers Market

Honeybees, Broccoli And Collard Greens

Rob Green talks about the curious case of Colony Collapse Disorder. Then, two dishes with ingredients purchased from the Bloomington Winter Farmers Market.

December 26, 2011

SNAP And Seeds 

garden grow

Planting Seeds A SNAP: Some Unaware Of Food Stamp Benefit

As demand for food stamps rise, educating those in need and those accepting SNAP benefits becomes crucial.

December 16, 2011

Fresh Not Frozen 

winter market

Fresh And Local All Year Long With Winter Farmers Markets

Winter farmers' markets have increased nationwide in the past two years, bringing more local and fresh produce no matter the season.

December 12, 2011

Raw Laws 

raw milk

Maine Sends Raw Milk Resolution To City Council

Portland, Maine introduced a raw milk bill that would legalize the sale in city farmer's markets -- with an informational placard as well.

September 10, 2011

Cafeteria Alternative 

green meadow with trees and blue, cloudy sky

Big Red Eats Green Gives Students A Taste Of Local Food

Tastes prepared by local chefs will be available for $1, $2 and $3, and students can buy vegetables and meet area food producers at the mini-farmers market.

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