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Stories with subject: Local food
  • NC House panel looks at solutions to food deserts 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 9:08 pm
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - Shrinking pockets of North Carolina with limited access to fresh, healthful foods is challenging and ultimately requires a nongovernment solution, the leader of a General Assembly committee looking at the issue said Monday.

  • School food service workers learn healthy recipes 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 5:58 pm
  • DE PERE, Wisconsin - A Wisconsin chef is teaching school food service workers in the Green Bay area the art of preparing healthy meals from scratch.

  • Berea picked for Livable Communities competition 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:06 am
  • BEREA, Kentucky - Berea is one of four Appalachian communities chosen for a program to help promote economic development, preserve rural lands and increase access to locally grown food.

  • Local fish served in Alaska schools 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 5:31 am
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - Forget the days of "mystery meat" in school lunch, it's easier than ever to get fresh fish from local waters on the menu, thanks to the Fish to Schools program founded in Sitka.

  • Simon: Ill. farmers markets should accept LINK 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 4:05 am
  • CARBONDALE, Illinois - Illinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is encouraging farmers markets to accept debit-style food-stamp cards with wireless technology provided by the state.

  • Network aims to boost Michigan-produced food 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 11:40 am
  • LANSING, Michigan - A new network aims to connect farmers, food processors and food service directors as part of an effort to increase the amount of Michigan-produced food served in schools, hospitals and other institutions, officials said Thursday.

  • Kansas schools earn agriculture grants 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 5:04 am
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Eight Kansas schools have been selected to receive state grants to promote the use of local foods in schools and agriculture education in the classroom.

  • Charleston man fights hunger, helps farmers 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 2:14 pm
  • CHARLESTON, Arkansas - After 12 years in Latin America and three years in the United States working with Heifer International to support small farmers, Perry Jones has returned to his roots to do the same thing in Arkansas.