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Farmers market News

Review: A Cup of English Breakfast leads Sonoma man to tea business Special

Sonoma - One young man took his enjoyment of tea, saw a need and in meeting that need has embarked on an entrepreneurial path. His purpose is to provide the best high quality-organic tea in Sonoma County.

Op-Ed: Solar is Green and it's the sign of the times, says one man Special

Sonoma - It used to be that electric cars and things powered by the sun was something way off in the distant future. But if you were to speak with Anthony Abate, "the Solar Hamlet" he would argue that the time for alternative forms of energy use is now.

The Charter Market of St. Albans: Now into its 12th century Special

Saint Albans - One can go all the way back to the ninth century to document trading on market stalls along St. Peters Street in St. Albans, and now the twice weekly market is still as popular as ever in a city that was once a Roman stronghold.

Saturday at the Old Strathcona Farmers' Market Special

Edmonton - Edmonton has seen a boom of farmers' markets in recent years, but one of the most established ones remains one of the most popular.

Chickens from farmers markets carry more pathogens

At least that was the case in one U.S. state. A study of raw, whole chickens purchased from farmers markets throughout Pennsylvania contained significantly higher levels of bacteria.

In rural India, youths steer a crusade against food insecurity Special

Hyderabad - Braving dry climate, poverty, poor access to market and calls of Maoist rebels to join them, hundreds of youths from marginalized communities in rural India are turning into food growers, transforming dry, barren land into green, productive fields

Tanzania to host green revolution forum next month

Arusha - Tanzania’s Minister of Agriculture, Food and Cooperatives Christopher Chiza Jane Karuku today announced the country will host the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) scheduled for September 26.

Ont. NDP Leader has 'no tricks up sleeve' ahead of Election Day Special

Toronto - Before heading out on her 12-hour campaign blitz across the province of Ontario, New Democratic Party Leader Andrea Horwath made a brief stop at Toronto's Nathan Phillips Square where she toured the Farmers’ Market and took questions from reporters.

Farmers’ market in Arkansas offers locally grown produce and more Special

Bentonville - The Bentonville Farmers Market is in full swing offering visitors fresh produce, locally raised meats, and family-friendly events that bring the community together.

First Lady speaks at opening of DC farmers market

First lady Michelle Obama spoke at the opening of DC’s newest farmers market. She told the crowd about the importance of eating fresh food. The first lady and others in the crowd, including a Secret Service agent, bought fresh fruits and vegetables.

Exclusive: Local Food isn't as Expensive as People Think Special

In a report soon to be published, food expert Hugh Joseph discovers that eating local sustainable food only costs $10 more per month. He explains how to choose produce and items that won't dent the wallet or fatten the waistline.

Op-Ed: Is This a Farmer's Market?

A new start-up, Foodzie calls itself an online farmer's market but is it? It is a place where small, artisan food producers and growers can sell their products.
 

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This man sells chunks of giant squid (jibia): 3 kg for about US$ 1 80.
This man sells chunks of giant squid (jibia): 3 kg for about US$ 1,80.
Stalls in the main floor of the market display their products occupying nearly the whole sidewalk.
Stalls in the main floor of the market display their products occupying nearly the whole sidewalk.
This merchant (Ricardo Valdes) owns several retail and wholesale stalls in the market.
This merchant (Ricardo Valdes) owns several retail and wholesale stalls in the market.
Produce merchants arrange their vegetables in high piles of contrasting colors.
Produce merchants arrange their vegetables in high piles of contrasting colors.
Delicious pork pies home made style
Delicious pork pies home made style
Mother s Day special on flowers at the Bentonville Farmers Market.  Bentonville  Ark.  May 7  2011
Mother's Day special on flowers at the Bentonville Farmers Market. Bentonville, Ark. May 7, 2011
A visit to the colourful Cardonal farmers market is a delight to the senses.
A visit to the colourful Cardonal farmers market is a delight to the senses.
A great variety of picked veggies  mostly olives  are sold at the market
A great variety of picked veggies, mostly olives, are sold at the market
Enjoying the sunny day in Downtown Bentonville while at farmers  market event.  Bentonville  Ark.  M...
Enjoying the sunny day in Downtown Bentonville while at farmers' market event. Bentonville, Ark. May 7, 2011
An assortment of berries at a farmers  market
An assortment of berries at a farmers' market
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The market place in Stevenage High Street  which has not seen any stalls since the 1960s  has been u...
The market place in Stevenage High Street, which has not seen any stalls since the 1960s, has been used for its original purpose again.
Restaurants and flower shops are in the second floor of the market.
Restaurants and flower shops are in the second floor of the market.
All kinds of bread were sold and among these home made batches were olive breads and malted loafs
All kinds of bread were sold and among these home made batches were olive breads and malted loafs
Another colourful stall selling fruits and vegetables. Spring and summer are the best times to come ...
Another colourful stall selling fruits and vegetables. Spring and summer are the best times to come to the market: there is abundance of fruits and prices are very reasonable.
Seedlings  fresh herbs and potted plants are also on sale on the streets next to the market.
Seedlings, fresh herbs and potted plants are also on sale on the streets next to the market.
Old Strathcona Farmers Market
Old Strathcona Farmers Market
Old Strathcona Farmers Market
Old Strathcona Farmers Market
Some sellers use the sidewalk to  offer their flowers.
Some sellers use the sidewalk to offer their flowers.
Old Strathcona Farmers Market
Old Strathcona Farmers Market
Vendor Crepes Paulette at the Bentonville Farmers Market.  Bentonville  Ark.  May 7  2011
Vendor Crepes Paulette at the Bentonville Farmers Market. Bentonville, Ark. May 7, 2011

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