Category Archives: State News

Here’s what to know about getting a farmers market voucher

Liz Comiskey May 21, 2018

Centre County, PA- With the arrival of spring, after a long winter, comes the annual distribution of the farmers market vouchers. Distribution will be held at the Office of Aging on June 1. The Centre County Office of Aging has a limited supply; this is a first-come, first-serve program. Eligibility guidelines are by both age…

Why Arizona Democrats, Republicans Agree (Mostly) On Welfare Bill

Honesta Romberger May 11, 2018

Via: 91.5 KJZZ It’s not often you hear bipartisan support at the state Capitol to increase spending on social welfare. But it’s happening. Supporters say the program will provide low-income Arizonans with more nutritional food and boost the bottom lines for local farmers. Farmers Markets And Food Stamps On a recent Saturday morning at the…

Sierra Nevada Lavender & Honey Festival

Allie Vrtachnik

“This ‘scent-sational’ event is back for its 2nd year and will feature all things lavender and honey along with arts and crafts, food, demonstrations, live music, entertainment, interactive free kidz zone along with free train rides. This event is free for all ages to enjoy so make a plan to share a beautiful day with…

NRCS EQIP High Tunnel Grant Workshop

Emma Hansen

Location: Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council- 3700 Woodland Avenue, KCMO 64109 Ivanhoe Farmers’ Market invites you to come and learn more about four season farming and growing in high tunnels. Potluck: Soup and Salad will be provided, please bring something to share. This is a child friendly event, please feel free to bring your children. For more…

RAFI’s “Equity at the Table Speaker Series” Presents Christie Balch

Emma Hansen

The Come to the Table program presents its Equity at the Table Speaker Series; addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion, while educating the community about food security issues. Join us Monday evening, June the 11th for a discussion with Executive Director of the Crossroads Community Food Network, Christie Balch, to discuss how community partnerships can strengthen…

Introduction to Recordkeeping and Farm Service Agency Programs – May 19, 2018

Honesta Romberger

Introduction to Farm Recordkeeping and Farm Service Agency Programs | Saturday, May 19 • 9 a.m.–noon Presented in collaboration with County of Hawai‘i and USDA Beginning Farmer-Rancher Development Program North Hawai‘i Education Research Center, 45-539 Plumeria St, Honoka‘a, Hawai‘i Island Agricultural producers are invited to participate in this free workshop to learn recordkeeping essentials and…

Kansas farmers market invigorating small businesses in Marceline

Allie Vrtachnik

“The Walsworth Community Center farmers’ market and small business incubator has been growing since it opened April 10. Jane Spencer, committee chairman of the farmers’ market, is helping small businesses thrive in Marceline with this cost effective way to promote their business. According to Spencer, the farmers’ market is giving exposure to the businesses.” Read…

West Virginia’s Agriculture Dept. to oversee state’s farmers markets

Allie Vrtachnik May 7, 2018

With more than 120 West Virginia farmers markets in operation, the state’s Department of Ag will step in to oversee the vast growth, a measure included in 2018 Legislature. “The new law transfers the rules and regulations for farmers’ markets from the Department of Health and Human Resources to the Department of Agriculture. It also…

Food insecurity addressed at Farmington summit

Liz Comiskey May 4, 2018

The 2nd Annual Greater Franklin Food Summit on Wednesday afternoon identified bright spots, challenges and opportunities facing the region’s food system. United Way of the Tri-Valley Area and the Healthy Community Coalition coordinated the first summit a year ago. UWTVA Executive Director Lisa Laflin said 73 percent of actions from that summit have been met,…