Farmers Markets http://www.kunc.org en Organic Or Not, Local Food is Better For The Environment http://www.kunc.org/post/organic-or-not-local-food-better-environment <p>Organic produce in the grocery store is labeled as good for the environment. No pesticides on the produce may reduce soil and water contamination, but organic goods that come from faraway places increase pollution and diminish the quality of those fruits and vegetables.</p><p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Tom Throgmorton 58924 at http://www.kunc.org Organic Or Not, Local Food is Better For The Environment Local Farmers Attempt To Tap Bigger Markets http://www.kunc.org/post/local-farmers-attempt-tap-bigger-markets <p style="margin-bottom: 12px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Farm stands and farmers markets remain really important for many local farmers, but U.S. consumers barely buy any food directly from farms. That’s why local farmers are trying to crack in to the big institutional markets such as grocery stores, work cafeterias, schools and hospitals.</p><p> Thu, 01 May 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Jeremy Bernfeld & Harvest Public Media 55813 at http://www.kunc.org Local Farmers Attempt To Tap Bigger Markets For Local Food Movement, All Signs Point To Higher Sales http://www.kunc.org/post/local-food-movement-all-signs-point-higher-sales <p>When the U.S. Department of Agriculture releases detailed data from the 2012 <a href="http://www.agcensus.usda.gov/index.php" target="_blank">Census of Agriculture</a> in May, the numbers should illuminate all sorts of details about the country’s farmers. And for those involved in local food initiatives, the data may finally make it possible to update the statistics on the size and scope of their successes.</p><p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 17:46:07 +0000 Amy Mayer & Harvest Public Media 55987 at http://www.kunc.org For Local Food Movement, All Signs Point To Higher Sales Public, Private Partners Key To Local Food Success http://www.kunc.org/post/public-private-partners-key-local-food-success <p>As Food Corps service member Ashley Turk navigates her way through a brand-new greenhouse in the courtyard at Waukon High School in the northeast corner of Iowa, she points to a robust supply of red and green lettuce leaves growing neatly in rows.</p><p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Amy Mayer & Harvest Public Media 55812 at http://www.kunc.org Public, Private Partners Key To Local Food Success A New Year's Resolution Guide To Eating Healthy http://www.kunc.org/post/new-years-resolution-guide-eating-healthy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Along with the New Year come resolutions to change our habits. My resolution is to eat more fresh local foods through our garden and to support local farmers.</span></p><p> Sat, 28 Dec 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Tom Throgmorton 52993 at http://www.kunc.org A New Year's Resolution Guide To Eating Healthy