Agri-News stories about Local Food
Each year I look forward to spring, birds begin chirping and my lawn turns green once again. The warmer weather makes it the perfect time to explore one of Indiana’s beautiful state parks with my family and afterwards find the nearest local ice cream shop.
The Purdue University Student Farm will provide fresh locally grown vegetables to community members for a second year.
It’s a farm perhaps best known for its vegetable stand at the edge of Dancer Road near Dexter. But Dancing Willow Farm wants to become more of a community resource that features artists and offers concerts, community gardens and classes, owners Christopher Lemon and Mai Hitotsuyanagi said.
Shopping at Pfeiffer Farms Fresh Market is like walking into a country store that offers a variety of locally grown products.
Hello from Graze-N-Grow. I think we can delay any talk of drought for now, at least in my area, with over 2 inches of rain the past few days. Thankfully my neighbor, Roger, was able to get oats and peas drilled into 60 acres of bean stubble before the rains. I hope to get some grazing from that before planting our organic corn there.
Nestled between shopping centers, row crops and car dealerships, an organic nonprofit farm is gearing up for its sixth growing season in an effort to combat hunger locally while teaching the community about food culture and sustainable farming practices.
A hydroponic produce farm in Indianapolis is filling a need in food deserts around the city. Food deserts are areas where grocery stores aren’t easily accessible. More than 200,000 people live in food deserts in Indy, according to a study published by SAVI.
My father spent 30 years in the rice business and I remember driving a “bank out” wagon to transport the grain before I ever drove a car. From those rural roots I came to appreciate that farmers are the foundation of our nation’s food system, providing the nourishing foods we all need to lead healthy, happy lives.
Thousands of meals will be enjoyed by residents of Livingston County as a result of a service project led by Pontiac FFA member Libby Larkin.
For chiles, 2020 wasn’t all bad as New Mexico farmers reported increased production and yield levels for the state’s most famous crop despite pressures related to the coronavirus pandemic.