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Experience Canada’s largest year-round farmers’ market.

March 10, 2013

The St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market is open: • Thursday and Saturday    7 am – 3:30 pm all year Hundreds of food and craft vendors bring you Ontario’s farm-fresh produce, meat, cheese, baking and more. You’ll also find tempting ready-to-eat regional specialties and international foods, so bring your appetite! The main market building is...
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Organic Standards in Danger—Unless You Make Your Voice Heard

March 10, 2013
Organic Standards in Danger—Unless You Make Your Voice Heard

It’s like they’re saying, “Ssh! If we keep quiet enough, nobody will complain!” Let’s not let them get away with it. Action Alert! The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) will hold its spring board meeting in April. As you probably know, NOSB is the governing board created by Congress that reviews all synthetic and...
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South Portland farmers market has no site for 2013

March 8, 2013
South Portland farmers market has no site for 2013

The City Council will weigh objections to last year’s seasonal location. By Dennis Hoey dhoey@mainetoday.com Staff Writer The South Portland farmers market, which was established in 2011, is without a home for the upcoming summer season, according to its manager. click image to enlarge In this 2011 file photo, Nancy Gage of South Portland,...
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Can organic Cocoa produce create wealth in rural Ghana?

March 5, 2013
Can organic Cocoa produce create wealth in rural Ghana?

By Ebenezer Zor If the bulk of Ghana’s agricultural produce was organically produced, we would be a far healthier people – as we would ingest less of the cancer-causing synthetic fertilisers and pesticides applied by smallholder farmers who grow the bulk of the food we eat. Our agricultural sector would also earn more from...
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Hidden casualties of Afghan war: nomadic farmers adopt more settled life

January 9, 2013
Hidden casualties of Afghan war: nomadic farmers adopt more settled life

Thousands of Afghanistan’s Kuchi farmers have had to abandon their wandering lifestyle despite a lack of other work Emma Graham-Harrison in Kabul The Guardian, Wednesday 9 January 2013 Afghan Kuchis gather their flock near Bagram, north of Kabul. Photograph: Rodrigo Abd/AP Former nomad Gul Mohammad has not taken to a settled life. “I live...
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How millions of farmers are advancing agriculture for themselves

January 4, 2013
How millions of farmers are advancing agriculture for themselves

by Jonathan Latham on December 24, 2012 The world record yield for paddy rice production is not held by an agricultural research station or by a large-scale farmer from the United States, but by a farmer in the state of Bihar in northern India. Sumant Kumar, who has a farm of just two hectares...
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Organic markets on the rise in Turkey

December 22, 2012
Organic markets on the rise in Turkey

By Menekse Tokyay for Southeast European Times in Istanbul — 29/11/12 As an increasing number of health-conscious Turks turn to organic food, weekly markets are fast becoming shoppers’ priority throughout the country. The success of these markets in Turkey is due to the freshness of the foods, their environmental friendliness, a wide range of...
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Christmas means busy time for Charlottetown Farmer’s Market

December 22, 2012
Christmas means busy time for Charlottetown Farmer’s Market

Mitch MacDonald Published on December 16, 2012 Christmas is a busy time of the year for Wintermoor Orchard in York. Owner Mark Ashley said while the orchard sells cider year-round, the product is  most heavily in demand during December. “It sure is popular (this time of year),” said Ashley, in his booth at the...
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Off The Grid News To Discuss Seasonal Prevalence Of Genetically Modified Foods

December 21, 2012
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Off The Grid News digs deep into the effect that genetically modified organisms (GMO) have on your upcoming holiday feast. Thomson, IL (PRWEB) December 20, 2012 Independent publication Off The Grid News discusses the prevalence of genetically modified organisms (GMO) in our food sources and the number of GMO items that can be found...
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Off The Grid News Features Winter Growing Strategies For Optimum Health

December 19, 2012
Off The Grid News Features Winter Growing Strategies For Optimum Health

Off The Grid News releases a new article to help people stay healthy by growing their own non-GMO exotic fruits such as coffee, black pepper, and pineapples. Thomson, IL (PRWEB) December 18, 2012 Independent survival publication Off The Grid News offers practical tips on growing exotic crops during the harsh winter months in a...
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