Category Archives: State News

A Summer Foodapalooza Event in Catahoula Parish

Darlene Wolnik June 12, 2018

Positively Local Catahoula will be held Wednesday, June 27, and feature a keynote address from Darlene Wolnik, the Farmers Market Coalition’s Senior Research Associate and a bus tour to showcase how the parish is able to utilize existing projects and resources to strengthen its economy. The event will be from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at…

Big Island agriculture hit hard by volcano

Honesta Romberger June 8, 2018

Via Hawaii Tribune-Herald KAILUA-KONA — A week and a half after the earth split open in Puna and the hazards of Kilauea began devouring and toxifying everything in their path, 67-year-old Garuda Johnson looked out his window. Seeing through the sulfur dioxide-laced haze of vog — which has measured quantities of SO2 as high as…

New Farm Crisis Fund Created to Help Struggling North Texas Farmers

Emma Hansen

The Farm Tour for the Farm Crisis Fund will take guests on a six-hour, three-course dinner, touring farms no farther than 30 minutes away from McKinney. The goal is not just to eat, drink and explore area farms but to raise money for this new fund, which falls under the Seed Project Foundation, a nonprofit…

Indiana Grown Monumental Marketplace – June 15

Stephanie Fenty

The Monumental Marketplace is back and bigger this year, as Indiana Grown’s signature event returns to downtown Indianapolis on Friday, June 15. Located on Monument Circle, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hoosiers will be able to sip, sample and shop from more than 150 Indiana Grown vendors at this one-of-a-kind farmers market style experience. “Our goal is to…

In rural parts of Charleston, $25 in free groceries goes a long way.

Marian Weaver

AWENDAW — Farmers markets play a critical role in feeding the residents of rural towns in South Carolina, where the nearest grocery store can be 15 miles away. But fresh fruits and vegetables aren’t cheap: In addition to being on a low or fixed income, many elderly, rural residents often face the additional hurdle of…

USDA reopens application period for producers recovering from disasters

Honesta Romberger

MEDIA RELEASE – May 31, 2018 Signup Begins June 4 for Livestock Indemnity Program and Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honey Bees, and Farm-raised Fish The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin accepting disaster assistance program applications on June 4 from agricultural producers who suffered livestock, honeybees, farm-raised fish and other losses due to natural…

New, interactive North Dakota local foods map

Allie Vrtachnik June 7, 2018

North Dakota Department of Ag Commissioner Doug Goehring announced the new, interactive local foods map that will help connect consumers to North Dakota grown foods and products. Featured on the map are layers for farmers markets, farm sales, roadside stands, CSA, u-picks, vineyards, produce donations, etc. Questions about the map should be directed to Local…

Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program funding available through Nov. 1st

Allie Vrtachnik

According to Kansas’s 740 the Fan, “Low-income Kansas seniors may be eligible for a program that provides money to purchase fresh produce and honey at farmers markets throughout the state. The Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (KSFMNP) is providing low-income seniors who meet age and income requirements with $30 in checks to buy fresh…

Youth Food & Farm Forum December 7-8 Nauvoo, AL

Darlene Wolnik June 5, 2018

Alabama Sustainable Agricultural Network (ASAN) will be holding a Youth Food & Farm Forum, to be held this year in conjunction with their (adult) 2018 Food & Farm Forum, December 7-8 at Camp McDowell in Nauvoo, AL. The Food & Farm Forum is the primary annual gathering of ASAN’s statewide network of farmers, gardeners, community leaders, and…

Time for the 2018 The Eat Local New Orleans Challenge

Darlene Wolnik June 1, 2018

The Eat Local New Orleans Challenge is challenging YOU to go 30 days in June eating only foods grown, caught, or raised within a 200-mile radius of New Orleans to raise awareness of the nutritional, economic, environmental and cultural benefits of eating locally sourced foods. Local Foods Guide Here Calendar of Events Here Sign Up…