In 2006, the REAP Food Group received an NCR-SARE grant to start the "Buy Fresh Buy Local" program in Wisconsin with 12 partners. Recently, four more Madison area restaurants have dedicated themselves to serving locally-grown produce and joined REAP Food Group’s Buy Fresh Buy Local program.
Source: The Badger Herald, Eden Finer
Four Madison area restaurants have dedicated themselves to serving locally-grown produce and joined REAP Food Group’s Buy Fresh Buy Local program.
Buy Fresh Buy Local Manager Theresa Feiner said Heritage Tavern, Banzo, The Freehouse Pub and The...Read More
In 2006, Jody and Beth Osmund received an NCR-SARE Farmer Rancher grant that helped them purchase a market trailer and a cold plate refrigeration unit as the foundation of their meat CSA and farmers market sales at Cedar Valley Farm.
Today, Cedar Valley Sustainable Farm CSA has made a new life and new business for themselves raising and selling first vegetables and then antibiotic-free and additive-free beef, chicken, pork, and eggs.
Source: AgriNews, Jeannine Otto
Jody and Beth Osmund don’t expect the sale of Smithfield Foods to Shuanghui International to bring a mass exodus of concerned...Read More
A SARE supported, tri-state collaboration has resulted in a new Community and Local Food Resources website to assist rural community food system development.
This website provides resources to support rural communities just beginning to build their community food systems as well as those whose local food systems are already strong. Resources are intended for farmers and producers, community organizations, and Extension Educators but may interest anyone in community and local foods.
The website brings together the following organizations:
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A 2013 Urban Agriculture Expo will be held on April 20th, 2013 at the Sabathani Community Center in Minneapolis, MN. The Expo will be from 9:00am - 1:30pm, with educational seminars beginning at 9:30am. This event is for those who currently have an urban farming enterprise, are considering starting one, are supporters of urban farming, or are just curious to learn more. No preregistration is required for the event. There is suggested donation of $5 to attend.
The 2013 Expo will include three different topic categories; growing topics, business topics, and people topics. The growing topics will...Read More
Source: High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal
The first in a series of workshops that will focus on "Food Hubs and Co-ops: How local family farms can feed our communities" will be offered April 6, 2013 9am-5pm in the Highland Community College's Klinefelter Barn, 1774 230th St., Hiawatha, Kan. The workshop will provide people who grow and enjoy locally produced food with information on how to form partnerships and food cooperatives.
"This workshop was instantly popular, and we realized we needed to develop separate workshops for the food hub and food co-op topics," said Mary Howell,...Read More
The Traverse Bay Economic Development Corporation and Michigan Good Food Charter are working to develop local food production and distribution systems to source 20% of the food for the Traverse City area within a 100-mile radius by 2020. The plan also states the meat portion of supply should be pasture-based. According to Jason Rowntree, Assistant Professor, Beef Cattle and Forage Utilization at Michigan State University, to achieve this pasture-based livestock supply, producer and culinary education must be greatly enhanced. This story features Rowntree's NCR-SARE Research and Education project,...Read More