Participating in clean, local community food initiatives is increasingly recognized not only as an intelligent response to reality, but also as a key civic duty. A new study from the U. of Iowa underscores this truth.
If you have ever thought of starting up a farmers market in your community, this article offers some advice on a few things to consider. Read on to learn 6 lessons learned from a Washington farmers market, including how to build strong leadership and community buy-in.
Five tips for joining your local farmers market.
Farmers markets are becoming more common every day, but many fail after a year or so, and others are having trouble getting off the ground. Here are a few ideas from a couple of long-time Oregon farmers market pros that might help keep your market going strong.
The options for obtaining locally grown food have expanded in recent years, particularly with farmers markets. Expand your diet beyond your garden and meet the folks who can help you do that and stay local.
A Lithuanian farmers market seller displays sculpted red radishes with faces!
August 3 to 9 is National Farmers Market Week! How does weather impact growth and harvest of fruits and vegetables? www.earthgauge.net/?p=36863
One woman's vision of a family farm comes to life in her back yard thanks to one friendly goat.
These online tools can help you find the best sources for local food, including local farmers markets and community-supported agriculture programs.
Contemplations on what we eat and why we pay close attention to our food.
There's no need to be afraid of canning. With basic skills a cook can safely prepare and process excess produce during the summer and have a ready supply all winter. An easy way to start is with dill pickles, with extras like garlic and hot peppers.
You may need special farm liability insurance if you plan to sell eggs, produce or other products from your farm or at the farmers market.
Rachel and her husband committed to a year without groceries, and they made it! She shares her experiences in local food in this post.
If you want to sell produce through an online farmers market, you'll want to feature mouth-watering photos of your goods. Here are some tips to show you how.
Virtual farmers markets make buying and selling fresh farm goods easy and can grow into a thriving business!
As the number of farmers markets grows, now may be the perfect time to join in on the market gardening fun.
If you’re a market gardener battling the heat, you’ll want to check out these great tips for keeping yourself and your crops cool.
Putting up a hoophouse expands the growing opportunity into the barren winter months. A USDA program is helping market growers purchase a hoophouse to find out if local farmers and consumers reap benefits from extending local growing seasons.
As farmers markets open across the country, here are 10 good reasons to get out and support your local farmers. (The freshest seasonal food is just a part of it.)
A farmers market is not only a place to purchase fresh produce; you can also count on going home with a new recipe or tip on how to prepare those yummy veggies and fruits.
New Roots for Refugees, a program in the Kansas City area, helps fleeing refugees establish a new home and contributes to the local food system.
Simran Sethi enjoys the fruits of late summer at a local farm dinner.
The White House will launch an open-to-the-public farmers market.
Look for local foods, such as fresh peaches, from your local farmers' market to make delightful summer desserts such as peaches and cream.
Want to know more about the food at your farmers market? Here's some advice from the farmers themselves.