I think we can all agree that the demand for organic fruits, veggies, and other food products has been through the roof the past couple of years and shows no signs of stopping. Some people are genuinely concerned about where their food is coming from while others have adverse side effects of pesticides and chemicals used on crops while in the fields, orchards, greenhouse, etc. So what is the hype all about? Let's tackle some of the more common questions regarding organic products in the U.S.
Friday, April 26, 2013
When starting a new market or trying to boost the attendance of a current farmers market, the Market Manager must spend some resources of advertising and marketing. That doesn't mean you have to spend hundreds of dollars on billboard signs and fancy online ad campaigns to get more people to come shop at your market. It means you have to find the people interested in agriculture, fresh produce, organic produce, sustainability, and health and bring them to you. Here are three ways you can find...Read More » »
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
According to recent studies, 1 in 5 Hoosiers don’t get enough to eat on a daily basis.
City Market wants to do its part in helping reduce that number. One way we do that is accepting SNAP EBT and WIC vouchers but we are also running a promotion this year called “Buy Two, Give One.”
Shoppers will be able to buy two fresh produce items and donate one to our weekly donation basket.
There is a common misconception that pantries and shelters can only take nonperishable food and we want to promote...Read More » »
What: The Greenfield Farmers Market
When: May 18th - October 26th, 8:00a-2:00p
The new Greenfield Farmers Market is shaping up quite nicely! As farmers across the state, whether they be large or small scale, rural or urban are sowing their seeds for the upcoming season, we are hard at work procuring the best local producers to participate. If you are an Indiana-based producer, specializing in any of the following items, please go here to apply to be a part of the...Read More » »
So you want to start a farmers market and you find yourself asking countless questions; some of which should be the following:
- Do we need another farmers market? If so, where?
- What items will vendors be allowed to sell?
- When should the farmers market be held?
The first thing everyone must know about farmers markets is that best practices exist in theory but ultimately there is no tell-tale way of doing anything! Markets are at the mercy of two distinct yet complicated groups of people: producers and...Read More » »
· Insecticide ‘unacceptable’ danger to bees, report finds http://bit.ly/13CGhHo
Campaigners say the conclusion by the European Food Safety Authority is a ‘death knell’ for neonicotinoid pesticides
o EFSA identifies risks to bees from neonicotinoids http://bit.ly/VZPY0k
· Farmers hope to plow the way for sustainable US hemp http://bit.ly/13AVs44
· The Edible House in the Netherlands http://bit.ly/ZLXmzI
· 20-foot Urban Farms: Compact, Versatile, Aquaponic Systems http://bit.l...Read More » »
This post is available online here: http://local.farmersmarket.com/blog/chef-jenny-hustons-blog and here http://fertilegroundusa.com/index.php/organic-matter
· Food as Weapon http://bit.ly/Y0ZNu4
Dr. Vandana Shiva Brings Earth Democracy to Hawai’i
· Peasant Leaders Stage Hunger Strike Against Genetically Modified Corn http://bit.ly/Wgepa4
Planting of GM corn would be ‘coup de grace to food sovereignty for the Mexican people.’
· McDonald’s Sustainable Fish:...Read More » »
· Force-fed: How corporate sponsorship poisons nation’s top group of nutritionists http://bit.ly/T0Lt5I
· This 15-year-old helped convince PepsiCo to stop putting flame retardant in chemical in Gatorade http://bit.ly/XN2X2M
Now can we get the stuff banned and off the GRAS list?
· 26 States to Consider Toxic Chemicals Legislation in 2013 http://bit.ly/145p8r0
Despite intense industry opposition and Congressional inaction, state governments continue to defend the vulnerable...Read More » »
· 4 Lessons for Growing a Family Farm Across Generations http://bit.ly/WNPsTg
Breaking our families into nuclear units has an ecological and emotional cost. Could the multigenerational farm remind us where to turn for a viable future?
· Iceland’s Mass Herring Deaths Prompt Investigation By Government Officials http://huff.to/TKKNBX
· Healthy Restaurant Meals Boost Chain Sales, New Study Says http://huff.to/V1I5Y6
o Hudson Institute: Lower-Calorie Foods: It’s Just Good Business ht...Read More » »
· Fewer bees in US a threat to world’s almond supply http://yhoo.it/Z5MIjM
· Tuna’s Last Stand http://bit.ly/WiWsI3
In early January, scientists released jaw-dropping data showing that bluefin tuna in the North Pacific to be “functionally extinct.”
· US Food Industry Battles Against Regulation http://bit.ly/Y9xRnn
· Quinoa: To Buy or Not to Buy… Is This the Right Question? http://bit.ly/Wu4H2Q
· Swedes Consuming Low-Fat Dairy Products Gain More Weight http://bit.ly/12KQx...Read More » »