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Posted Feb 23, 2015 @ 11:10 AM
VAN BUREN, Maine — When Leah Cook and her family moved to the St. John Valley 15 years ago and took up organic gardening and raising animals on their Grand Isle farm, she said more than one resident dismissed them as “hippy farmers.”   Years later, Leah and her sister...
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Posted Feb 12, 2015 @ 10:35 AM
With an action-packed three days of learning and five impressive pitches from participating entrepreneurs, the second annual Fair Food Business Boot Camp was a great success.   2014 Boot Camp Participants & Mentors  
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Posted Feb 2, 2015 @ 2:45 PM
Farmers markets fill many roles in U.S. communities: They serve as a neighborhood hub, put farmers face-to-face with consumers and connect shoppers with fresh locally, grown produce.   Over the past six years, many markets have also played another larger role: providing fruits and...
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Posted Jan 14, 2015 @ 10:10 AM
SNAP benefits are about to get a boost in a way that will give some a healthy sigh of relief. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is doubling up with something new.
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Posted Jan 14, 2015 @ 9:47 AM
Fulton Street Farmers Market is part of a handful of markets participating in the Double Up Food Bucks push to transition from token payment method to electronic.  
Posted Jan 14, 2015 @ 9:26 AM
The deadline to submit an application for the first round of funding under the farm bill’s Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive Grant Program is Dec. 15. The program enables nonprofit and government agencies to partner with food retailers to stretch the food stamp dollars of recipients if...
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Posted Jan 14, 2015 @ 8:48 AM
WELLESLEY, Mass. — In spite of the surging demand for locally and regionally grown foods over the last few years, there is a chasm separating small and midsize farmers from their local markets. But a growing number of small businesses are springing up to provide local farmers and their...
Posted Dec 11, 2014 @ 11:29 AM
There’s a local food revolution happening across America. From artisanal pickles to alternative CSA models, good food entrepreneurs are changing the local food landscape. Yet too often, entrepreneurs lack the business skills they need to translate their passion into profit in the...
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Posted Dec 11, 2014 @ 10:26 AM
How Maine’s Northern Girl is reinvigorating the local food economy one beet at a time.  
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Posted Dec 11, 2014 @ 9:57 AM
In 2013, Fair Food Network brought our experience implementing incentives at farmers markets to the places where the majority of people buy the majority of their food the majority of the time: grocery stores.