Category Archives: State News

Gov. Ralph Northam kicks off NFMW with Onancock Farmers Market visit

Allie Vrtachnik July 31, 2018

According to a Delmarva’s online article, Gov. Ralph Northam visited his hometown of Onancock on Saturday to kick off Farmers Market Week in Virginia. “I am so pleased to see what is going on here in Onancock with the farmers market  —local vendors who grow their products and produce their products right here locally,” Northam said.…

Crookston Farmers Market kicks off PoP Club this summer

Allie Vrtachnik July 30, 2018

The Crookston Times, shares: “Youth up to age 18 can get free produce weekly The Power of Produce (PoP) Club kicks off at the Crookston Farmers Market this Thursday from 4-8 p.m. allowing kids ages 0-18 to get FREE fresh produce weekly. Kids can sign up the day of the event and they will receive…

Park Rapids Farmers Market introducing PoP program

Allie Vrtachnik

According to a Park Rapids Enterprise article: “The local farmers market is introducing a free, healthy incentive program for children called The Power of Produce (PoP) Club. Each week, kids ages 4 to 12 receive a $2 token to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables from local growers. The Park Rapids PoP Club is funded through…

NY: GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES PLAN TO PROTECT SNAP RECIPIENTS’ ACCESS TO FARMERS MARKETS

Darlene Wolnik July 27, 2018

Inaction by the Federal Government Would Have Left 2.8 Million New Yorkers Unable to Use SNAP Benefits to Purchase Fresh Fruits and Vegetables at Farmers’ Markets New York State’s Agreement with Novo Dia Ensures SNAP Participants’ Use of EBT Benefits at New York Farmers’ Markets Solution Paves the Way for Farmers’ Markets in 49 States…

VFMA welcomes Kim Hutchinson as Executive Director

Allie Vrtachnik July 26, 2018

“The Board of Directors at Virginia Farmers Market Association (VAFMA), has announced that Kim Hutchinson, a well-recognized and long-time philanthropic leader and community advocate, will serve as the Executive Director; ending a search that began earlier this year. Ms. Hutchinson has been a nonprofit executive, management consultant, public policy expert, federal contractor and community advocate…

(DE) Sen. Carper visits local farm to highlight wins for Delaware in Farm Bill

Liz Comiskey July 20, 2018

U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) was in Harrington Tuesday morning to highlight the passage of an amendment in the Farm Bill aimed at helping agricultural producers improve operations on their farms in Delaware. The amendment allows farmers in the beginning stages to apply for conservation funds through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). With the new…

Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

Emma Hansen July 9, 2018

In celebration of National Farmers’ Market Week, Texas Farmers’ Market and Austin Resource Recovery, are proud to present a screening of Wasted! The Story of Food Waste at Austin Film Society. Following the screening on August 7th, there will be a panel discussion with Joe Diffie of Joe’s Organics, Tim Welch of Emmer & Rye, Jessica Brown of TFM’s composting program and Gena McKinley of Austin…

2018 South Dakota Local Foods Conference: Nov. 1-3

Allie Vrtachnik June 28, 2018

Just announced- the South Dakota Local Foods Conference will be held Nov. 1-3 at the Swiftel Center. Follow along with the event for more details.

Lee’s Summit Farmers Market engaging young readers with lending library

Allie Vrtachnik

The Kansas City Star reports,”Most people think of farmers markets as great places to find homegrown produce, artisanal foods and handcrafted products. At the Lee’s Summit Farmers Market, library books are also on the bill of fare. Each Wednesday during market hours, elementary through high school students can stop by the Lee’s Summit R-7 School…

Murkowski introduces Alaska specific farm bill

Honesta Romberger June 22, 2018

Via Daily New-MIner FAIRBANKS — Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski has introduced an Arctic specific farming bill to address issues of food security, conservation and trade in Alaska. The Food Security, Housing and Sanitation Improvements in Rural, Remote and Frontier Areas Act of 2018 includes a series of Alaska and Arctic-specific initiatives compiled based on…