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Tag: farmers markets

FoodHub’s New Interactive Infographic Connects You With Local Food

When I find a good source β€” one that cuts through the crap and organizes information that’s important to me in a way that makes sense, I get a bit giddy. That happened today, when I got an e-mail from Ecotrust touting a new infographic from FoodHub, an Ecotrust site that seeks to connect local food producers with buyers and distributors.

Go Local During National Farmers Market Week Through August 11th

Studies show that most supermarket produce has traveled hundreds of miles from harvest to store. During its trip, it has lost most of its nutritional value and taste. Why buy dismal, well-traveled fruits and vegetables when you can find superb, locally-grown produce at a farmers market in your area?

California’s Cottage Food Bill

The cottage food movement is really starting to catch on! It seems like state after state is introducing legislation to allow people to produce food for sale in their home kitchens. The most recent state to introduce a cottage food bill? California!

Cottage Food: What do you think?

Advocates of cottage food say allowing sales means more food freedom, and opponents worry about food safety. Let’s take a look at some of the cottage food rules in different states, and you can decide for yourself: what do you think is a fair way to regulate cottage food? Should it be regulated at all?

Too Many Farmers Markets?

A recent piece in the New York Times talked to some farmer’s market organizers and farmers about a relatively new problem: too many farmers markets.

7 Reasons to Celebrate Farmers Markets

This weekend draws to a close National Farmers Market Week and across the country, farmers markets will be celebrating through special events, contests, cooking demonstrations, tastings, and much more. Since [ … ]

Farmers Markets and Food Stamps

Did you know that many farmers markets take food stamps?

Many of the markets here in the Atlanta area have been taking food stamps for years, and it looks like markets other cities are doing the same. This trend feels like a win for farmers and for customers!