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Tech Startups Create Virtual Farmers Market

posted on December 27, 2013 at 12:40 PM

A new crop of tech startups has begun to change the way people buy local groceries, creating new opportunities for small farmers and food makers. Full Story

Money available for farmers markets

posted on May 4, 2012 at 2:29 PM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has $10 million available for farmers markets and community-support agriculture programs. Full Story

'Know Your Farmer' Initiative

posted on March 16, 2012 at 6:25 PM

INWOOD, W.Va. (AP) - A farmer from West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle helped launch a new U.S. Department of Agriculture initiative to connect consumers with the farms that feed them. The Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Compass website offers an... Full Story

More Farmers Markets Expand to Year-Round

posted on December 30, 2010 at 4:12 PM

PLYMOUTH, Mass (AP) -- A steady stream of customers filled baskets and shopping bags with vegetables, cranberries, cheese, fresh-baked breads and pies while chatting with the dozen or so farmers selling goods in the visitor's center of a local... Full Story

California Aims To Make Farmers Market More Local

posted on November 19, 2010 at 5:11 PM

FRESNO, Calif (AP) -- Officials in California have created a system to let customers know whether food sold at a farmers market actually was grown nearby. Full Story

Wal-Mart Looks to Stock More Local Produce

posted on October 15, 2010 at 5:10 PM

NEW YORK (AP) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc plans to double its sales of locally sourced produce in the U.S. Full Story

Growers Cheery as Winter Farmers' Markets Swell

posted on January 2, 2009 at 8:01 PM

MONTPELIER, Vt (AP) -- The snow might be piling up in Vermont, but farmers are still selling their produce. Full Story

Winter Farmers Markets Grow in Midwest

posted on January 25, 2008 at 8:01 PM

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A growing number of indoor winter farmers markets are being held in Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa. Full Story

Midwest business forms marketing firm

posted on November 9, 2007 at 8:11 PM

Midwest business forms marketing firm
A Midwest businessman forms a marketing firm to help small-size farmers sell their milk, eggs and produce to larger market venues. Full Story

Americans Prefer Food Made In U.S.

posted on September 21, 2007 at 8:09 PM

Des Moines, IA (AP) Americans feel better about buying food produced in the United States than overseas and believe food grown locally is healthier than food shipped from across the country, a new survey shows. Full Story

Restaurants Buy More Locally Produced Foods

posted on August 17, 2007 at 8:08 PM

Restaurants Buy More Locally Produced Foods
A national "Farm to Fork" movement has restaurants purchasing more locally grown foods. Full Story

Getting More Locally Produced Foods into Restaurants

posted on January 19, 2007 at 8:01 PM

Getting More Locally Produced Foods into Restaurants
A national "Farm to Fork" movements has restaurants purchasing more locally grown foods. Full Story

Supporting Your Local Farmer

posted on October 6, 2006 at 8:10 PM

Supporting Your Local Farmer
In recent years, the saying "Eat Fresh and Eat Local" has fostered a variety of new relationships between farmers who want to grow sustainably and consumers who want fresh food. One way to do that is through Community Supported Agriculture,... Full Story

Locally Produced Food Buying Trends

posted on April 11, 2003 at 8:04 PM

Locally Produced Food Buying Trends
In 1997, a study conducted in New Jersey, showed consumers were more concerned about both the amount of pesticide residue on their produce and the price rather than where the food was grown. Full Story

Northeast Iowa Local Food Project

posted on March 7, 2003 at 8:03 PM

Northeast Iowa Local Food Project
A Local Food Project introduces restaurants and institutions to farmers who can grow food to complete a business' menu. Full Story
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