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Local Food Movement News

April 4, 2011

Interest in Wildwood Community Garden is Growing Patch.com As a result of influences, such as the “slow food movement,” seed companies are seeing as much as 40 percent increases in sales from previous years according to industry statistics. Concerns about food safety and the interest in more natural foods are … Bookmark on Delicious...
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Farm Market News

April 3, 2011
Farm Market News

An innovative certification program in British Columbia Ethical shopping made easy Coast Reporter Eating locally and organically may still be seen as a trend, but many people view it as a movement that is here to stay. Local, organic and specialty are key buzzwords, but other words like humane, ethical, cage-free and free-range are...
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LOCAL MARKET CLASSIFIEDS by FMG

March 26, 2011
LOCAL MARKET CLASSIFIEDS by FMG

The Farmers’ Market Gazette (FMG) is pleased to announce the first (TEST) versions of our “Local Market” classified ad pages. The first site is Prince Edward Island (PEI), a Canadian maritime province lying on the Gulf of St. Lawrence, nestled between, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. As Canada’s smallest province this crescent-shaped island is...
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Farm Market News

March 26, 2011
Farm Market News

Organic Products Regulations Full enforcement looming for federal organic rules Alberta Express A two-year grace period for organic food producers to get ready for new federal regulations has only 15 more weeks to go, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency warns. The federal Organic Products Regulations which took effect at the end of June 2009 have … Vancouver Farmers...
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Farm Market News

March 19, 2011
Farm Market News

Philippines’ Organic Food Capital 12 companies going big into organic food production in Negros Island Manila Bulletin By MELODY M. AGUIBA MANILA, Philippines – A dozen companies and a total of 1300 hectares in the Negros Island have obtained certification for organic farming which is making Negros island Philippines’ organic food capital. The Negros...
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Farm Market News

March 17, 2011

“The dream remains alive,” Thundering Hooves organic-beef business shuts down Seattle Times Thundering Hooves, the pasture-finished, organic beef operation that became a model of sustainability and staple of the Walla Walla locavore… By Vicki Hillhouse WALLA WALLA — Thundering Hooves, the pasture-finished, organic beef operation that … Growing-Young-Farmers Green Party’s Elizabeth May endorses national...
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A farmers’ market in Northern Perú.

March 17, 2011
A farmers’ market in Northern Perú.

This article has been republished courtesy Trek! Perú, visit their website @ http://www.trekperu.org This sequence of images is intended to convey something of the charm – “el encanto” – of the central Northern Andes. It documents a very commonplace farmers’ market in a village about 40km South of Cajamarca, in a belt of relatively...
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Farm Market News

March 16, 2011

Idea for Night Farmers Market Floated The Ann Arbor Chronicle By Mary Morgan Ann Arbor public market advisory commission meeting (March 10, 2011): A nighttime farmers market in Ann Arbor is in the works as a pilot program to start on Wednesdays in July. The Ann Arbor public market in Kerrytown is empty and used … As...
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Farm Market News

March 12, 2011

Garden Gold Organic matter breaks down soil and builds it up Truckee Times In soils with lots of clay, the addition of organic matter helps loosen the soil, improving or increasing water infiltration and drainage. Organic material also acts as a holding station for plant nutrients, keeping the nutrients in the soil and making...
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Farm Market News

March 9, 2011

S.C. State Farmers Market Farmers Market to text for freshness, events The State Shoppers who want the most up-to-date information about crops arriving at the SC State Farmers Market — be it South Carolina tomatoes or shrimp from the coast — can now get updates by text. The market, on US 321 in Lexington...
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