Category Archives: State News

Philadelphia Urban Farmers Market Workshop Series

Liz Comiskey April 6, 2018

Starting a Community Market, Tuesday, April 10th, 6-8 pm @ PHS 5th Floor Cafe (100 N. 20th St) Register Here Accepting Nutrition Benefits at Market, Tuesday, April 17th, 6-8pm @ Penn State Center Phila. (675 Sansom St) Register Here Building the Success of Your Market, Tuesday, April 24th, 5:30-7:30pm @ UTC’s Neighborhood Foods Farm (608…

UH Studies How People’s Connections With Land Affect Their Health

Honesta Romberger

Via: Civil Beat University of Hawaii researchers are teaming up with a farm on Oahu’s west side to study how people’s connection with the land affects their health. A key partner in the project is the local non-profit Ma’o Organic Farms, which the researchers say has a big impact on Waianae by producing organic foods for…

Cultivating Customers at the Farmers Market Webinar – Illinois

Stephanie Fenty

Mastering the Farmers Market Series: Cultivating Customers at the Farmers Market Workshop April 11th, 2018, 12:00 to 1:30pm CDT. The webinar will share fresh strategies to help you build, maintain, and enhance your recognizable brand. Discover the power of effective booth design and customer connections to create a loyal following. Plus, get social media tips…

2018 Farmers Market Meet-Up – April 13, 2018

Honesta Romberger

Are you a successful gardener thinking about scaling up and becoming a farmers market vendor? Are you already in the market and want to learn/share tips of the trade? This free event will include information on Kenai Peninsula markets, booth design and signage, food safety, Alaska’s Cottage Food Law and more! Special guest: Robbi Mixon,…

Wheatfields Ag Project among Navajo community-oriented projects

Allie Vrtachnik April 2, 2018

Budget and Finance Committee members received updates on projects funded by the Navajo Nation Council in 2016. The $150 million Permanent Trust Fund Income Five-Year Expenditure Plan enables economic development projects, agricultural development projects, and water infrastructure development. The Tsaile Wheatfields Blackrock Dineh Water Users Association’s Wheatsfield Ag Project is progressing and revitalizing farmlands in…

Virginia farmers planning around Mother Nature’s fluctuations

Allie Vrtachnik

Unprecedented weather fluctuations have Eastern Virginia farmers planning their Spring season as best they can. “(In March), the area has had days as hot as 82 degrees and as cold as 28 degrees. Historically, the area averages a high of 59 degrees and a low of 38 degrees during March, according to U.S. Climate data.” Read…

Iron Range Earth Fest: April 21st

Allie Vrtachnik

The Iron Range Partnership for Sustainability (IRPS) will be holdings its annual Iron Range Earth Fest on Saturday, April 21st at four Mountain Iron locations. “The event offers opportunities to: • Explore how we can all strive to live in a more sustainable way at home and in our communities. • Learn about new and…

Virginia Beach Farmers Market 42nd Birthday Bash- April 21st

Allie Vrtachnik

On April 21st from 10 am to 4 pm the Virginia Beach Farmers Market will be celebrating a momentous occasion- its 42nd birthday! The bash will function around normal market day as well as a craft show, carnival, kids activities, and cake. Join the fun!

Meadowlark Hearth Farm prepping for Spring farmers market

Allie Vrtachnik

Four markets are planned between April and May at the Meadowlark Hearth Farm in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. The farm’s farmers market will fill the summer and winter seasons’ gap, offering fresh vegetables, local honey, and organic seed. Click over to the Star Herald article for more info.

With its farmers market roots, Stonewall Kitchen is a model in the craft brew industry

Liz Comiskey March 30, 2018

(Natalie King) recalled that Stonewall started at a farmers market, and her brother, who co-founded the company, needed to provide a company name for the provisions he was selling. He looked at a nearby stone wall, and the name stuck. King said part of Stonewall’s success in growing outside the state was to keep the…