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Free online listings for Ohio sustainable farm, food businesses during COVID-19

Recognizing that farmers are trying to reach consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) is taking steps to get the word out and is making its online searchable database... more »

Minimizing risks at farmers’ markets, on-farm markets, U-pick, produce auctions

Each day brings new information and concern about COVID-19 and its impact on our lives. If the threat of this rapidly spreading viral disease lingers, social distancing and limitations on public gatherings could adversely impact... more »

Michigan apple industry donates apples for school children

Michigan’s apple industry will donate nearly 346,000 fresh apples and 726,000 sliced apple packages to feed school children who are currently out of school due to the COVID-19 crisis. The Michigan Apple Committee (MAC) worked... more »

Grocers, United Fresh partner on produce procurement efforts

The National Grocers Association, the trade association representing the independent supermarket and the United Fresh Produce Association have partnered to connect produce distributors to retailers. “The entire food industry has come together incredibly during the... more »

Retail produce sales spiking as consumers react to COVID-19

The numbers are starting to come in and – at least on the grocery side of the business – the produce industry has been able to respond to consumer needs during this period of economic... more »

Farmers Market Coalition welcomes ag aid passage; urges House action

After an all-night negotiation, the Senate on March 25 passed a $2 trillion stimulus package; the third COVID-19 stimulus package to date. The bill includes $9.5 billion to support “agricultural producers impacted by coronavirus, including... more »

North Carolina farmers’ markets open to provide food essentials

Farmers' markets are an essential part of our nation’s food system and farmers are doing their part to have fresh produce and meats available for consumers. “We have had many questions about whether farmers markets... more »

Local farmers’ markets do their part to flatten the curve on coronavirus

Last week was a blur amid all the news about coronavirus and its impacts on our communities, both locally and nationally. Every day brought new information and new policies. I spent the week canceling large... more »


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