A year-round farmers’ market in has been launched in downtown Albany.
The farmers’ market at SUNY Plaza comes under Governor Andrew Cuomo's FreshConnect program, giving area farmers the opportunity to market their produce locally. It's also designed to bring fresh food to communities.
The latest USDA agriculture census data for Massachusetts, released earlier this month, shows farmers weathered the Great Recession as total agricultural sales held steady. Direct sales to consumers jumped 14 percent between 2007 and 2012. The growth in direct sales by local farms in western Massachusetts during the five year period mirrored the statewide increase. WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke about the report with Philip Korman, executive director of Communities Involved in Sustaining Agriculture.
The Saratoga Farmers’ Market Association recently reached an agreement with New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation to hold its Saturday morning market at the Saratoga Spa State Park during the winter season.
Beginning November 2nd, the Saratoga Farmers Market will be held at the Lincoln Baths, an historic building off South Broadway.
When journalist Tracie McMillan saw foodies swooning over $9 organic tomatoes, she couldn’t help but wonder: What about the rest of us? Why do working Americans eat the way we do? And what can we do to change it? To find out, McMillan went undercover in three jobs that feed America, living and eating off her wages in each.