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Organic education efforts continue as farmers markets grow

Nathan Phelps, Press-Gazette Media, With the number of farmers markets growing around the region and across the country, agricultural officials continue working to educate producers and consumers about organic certification and growing practices. Organic growers are split into two camps under federal rules. Certified organic growers must undergo an annual inspection of organic farm plans …Read More

Ways to Support the Local Foods Movement

By Crystal Stevens, Eating locally is a vitally important way each of us can contribute to a more sustainable community and food shed. Based on the Permaculture Zone Principles, charted in a bull’s eye pattern, each circle represents sustainable ways to access food in our own communities. According to these principles, it is best to grow …Read More