local food

Marketing the Farm Experience
10:39 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Agritourism a Growing Opportunity

Blake Bohlender attended a three-day camp at Laughing Buck Farm near Fort Collins, Colorado
Credit Luke Runyon/Harvest Public Media

Farms aren’t just for food any more.

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Local Foods, Urban Markets
11:48 am
Fri May 9, 2014

USDA to Use Rural Development Money for Local Food Connections

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says local food projects in cities that show a direct benefit to rural producers can be considered for USDA loan guarantees.
Credit Amy Mayer/Harvest Public Media

Recognizing that the demand for local food is growing to between $5 and 7 billion a year, the USDA announced a new effort aimed at connecting farmers with urban shoppers.

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Multi-Part Series
11:18 am
Fri May 2, 2014

The Local Food Challenge

Students at Waukon High School in Iowa grow carrots, tomatoes, lettuce and other vegetables for school lunches in an on-campus greenhouse.
Credit Amy Mayer/Harvest Public Media

Harvest Public Media’s three-part series takes a look at the growing national popularity of local foods.

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Macomb Food Cooperative
6:43 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Online Market for Local Foods

Some of the foods available through the online market
Credit Rich Egger

The Macomb Food Co-op plans to open a store in Macomb. But until it can make that happen, it’s found another way to make local foods available.

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Prairie Land Conservancy
1:32 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Supporting Local Foods & Open Space

A vegetarian dish from last year’s dinner
Credit Amber Patrick

The Prairie Land Conservancy will host its 2nd Annual Extending the Prairie Table Fundraising Dinner.

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