Online farmers markets gain popularity during pandemic

June 5, 2020 by  
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Virtual farmers markets have been online for a few years now, but the COVID-19 pandemic is giving them a boost. Many consumers are happy to get fresh goods from local farmers without having to brave in-person stores or markets. Online farmers markets usually operate in a fairly small geographical area. The operators partner with local farms to market their wares online and deliver them to individuals. The consumer peruses a website packed with delicious fruits and vegetables, picking what they want from various producers, just like at a real farmers market. After paying online, the market ships or delivers the goods. This is a little like the convenience of a community supported agriculture subscription, but with a full choice of items from a variety of farmers. Related: Everything you need to know about online farmers markets In Southern California, online farmers market Market Box recently expanded its delivery area to Los Angeles. This virtual farmers market is based in El Cajon, a small city east of San Diego. The new venture involves 50 local vendors offering upward of 600 items. All are vegan and locally grown. When Jessica Davis and Amanda Zollinger Waterman heard that their local farmers markets were closing due to the pandemic, the vendors teamed up to found Market Box. “Finding vendors was the easy part — everyone was looking for sales outlets and we had relationships already built from doing farmers markets. What we did not plan was everything else. Just finding supplies, alone, was so difficult,” Davis and Zollinger Waterman told VegNews . “Our community helped us so much — we would not have been able to pull this off without friends volunteering, families flying in from out of town to help, vendors being insanely patient and kind to us, companies renting us refrigerated vans off their own fleet, and our customers that were so sweet, understanding, and encouraging, through every steep learning curve we experienced.” Other online farmers markets include OurHarvest in New York, NoCo Virtual Farmers Market in northern Colorado and Champaign County Ohio Virtual Farmers’ Market . During the pandemic, Crescent City Farmers Market is offering a weekly drive-through market in New Orleans. Via VegNews Image via Adobe Stock

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Seattle embraces urban farming at ten acre Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands

June 17, 2016 by  
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What was once a tree nursery is now home to Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands (RBUFW) , Seattle’s largest urban farm and home to a host of community programs run by Seattle Tilth . Through a community design process, the ten-acre former tree nursery was reshaped into the largest urban agriculture project in the Northwest. The farm is a successful effort in bringing community members of all ages together to volunteer, learn to grow food organically, and supply fresh food via Good Food Bags: Community Supported Agriculture and weekly market. Related: Nation’s first K-8 urban farm school teaches kids how to grow their own food The farm’s education center houses a multi-purpose assembly space, commercial kitchen for community meals and cooking demonstrations, restrooms, and storage. A translucent canopy covers the primary assembly space and creates a 500 square foot outdoor gathering area out of the persistent Seattle rain. The design, by CAST Architecture and The Berger Partnership landscape architects, also includes substantial wetland restoration , aquaponics , permaculture , 11,295 square feet of greenhouse, 30,000 square feet of in-ground farming, a market stand, solar power, composting, administration, produce wash/pack areas, and farm storage. Currently the Farm produces 20,000 pounds of fresh food per year, makes 5000 meals, and provide training to 3,600 Rainier Valley residents. + Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands + CAST Architecture + The Berger Partnership Images via Seattle Tilth Facebook page The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

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Growing Power raises 100,000 fish and 1 million pounds of food year-round on just 3 acres

January 6, 2016 by  
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Gardeners and farmers who live in colder climates are well aware of the limitations posed by a short growing season. But these challenges often yield outstanding innovative practices, such as those used by Growing Power in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Growing Power harnesses natural cycles to power a farm that produces over one million pounds of food every year. Because of its ultra efficient greenhouse system, Growing Power is able to continue its harvest even through the frigid Great Lakes winters. Read the rest of Growing Power raises 100,000 fish and 1 million pounds of food year-round on just 3 acres

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Hearth & Market food truck is bringing the farmers market to you

December 23, 2015 by  
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Hearth & Market is a wood fired food truck & mobile farmers market that connects people to organic farms and healthy living. The main goal is to educate people about current food issues to create a dialogue towards better health and happiness, as well as make it easy to access the best organic food possible.  Offering nutrient rich, certified organic produce, Hearth & Market will visit cities across the country to share ‘made to order’ wood fired food prepared in the mobile kitchen and hand crafted food and products to take home and use in home kitchens, along with supplies, education and workshops to help teach people how to ‘do it yourself’ available online store. You can support this new endeavor on Kickstarter now and get some of their products as an early backer. Help Hearth & Market reinvent ‘farm to table’ into ‘farm to food truck’ with new meaning and mobility, as well as an authenticity and quality only experienced in the fusion of city and country. + Hearth & Market on Kickstarter + Heart & Market

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Farm Bill Passes the Senate with Massive Overhaul of Controversial Subsidy System

February 5, 2014 by  
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Farmers Market photo from Shutterstock The nearly one trillion dollar farm bill passed the senate on Tuesday, with plenty of good news for the state of agriculture , but also plenty of bad news. The massive bill impacts farms as well as food quality, and it cuts food stamps and farmer’s market spending. At the same time, the bill supports getting healthy food to people who have trouble getting it and tightens up regulations on meat labeling so consumers can make more informed decisions. And of course, the ever controversial farm subsidies were also addressed by legislators, with a massive overhaul of the 82-year old system. Read the rest of Farm Bill Passes the Senate with Massive Overhaul of Controversial Subsidy System Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: agriculture , Corn subsidy , Farm Bill , Farm Bill 2014 , Farm Bill and Farm Subsidies , Farm Bill and Farmers Markets , Farm Bill and Food Stamps , Farm Bill and Meat Labeling , Farm Bill passes House , Farm Bill passes Senate , Farm Insurance , Farm Subsidies , Farmers Markets , farming policy , food programs , Food Stamps cut , meat labeling , Soy subsidy , US agriculture , US Farm Bill , US farm policy , Wheat Subsidy        

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Annual Heat-Related Deaths are Expected to Rise 257% by 2050 in the UK

February 5, 2014 by  
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Hot sun / Shutterstock Historically, the UK has seen only a fraction of heat-related deaths compared to the number of cold-related deaths. But this is all about to change due to climate change. A new study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health by Public Health England and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine shows that deaths resulting from hot weather are expected to soar over the next four decades and that the number of annual deaths in the UK related to heat will rise by 257 percent by 2050 and 535 percent by 2080. Read the rest of Annual Heat-Related Deaths are Expected to Rise 257% by 2050 in the UK Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Climate Change , decrease in cold related deaths uk , dr. sortis vardoulakic , excessive heat , global warming , heat related deaths climate change , heat related deaths elderly , heat related deaths in uk , heat related stress , heat stroke deaths , journal of epidemiology and community health , london school of hygiene and tropical medicine , overheating , public health england , rise in heat related deaths uk , rise in hot weather days        

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6 Mouthwatering ‘Adults Only’ Gourmet Popsicle Recipes for Summer

June 28, 2013 by  
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Local Honey Extracted and Delivered… by Bicycle?

February 28, 2013 by  
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The local food movement continues to grow, with an increasing number of people raising their own food or visiting their town’s farmers markets. In many cities, this trend has grown to include local honey, and one project in Minneapolis and St.Paul,…

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Stop Wasting Energy: Get These 6 Gadgets for Your Home

February 28, 2013 by  
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Nobody likes paying high utility bills, so many of us try to limit energy use in simple ways by making sure we turn off lights, unplugging appliances and keeping the heat and air conditioning set at reasonable temperatures. Have you ever wondered,…

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How To: 6 Steps To an Easy and Delicious Summer Fruit Pie

July 2, 2012 by  
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