Making Farmers Markets Into a Movement

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson Did you know that farmers markets play a role in fighting food insecurity? That’s one of many findings that the federal Nutrition.gov website offers. In a report prepared by the U.S. Department of Agriculture on “The What and Why of Local Foods,” researchers argue that the food security of a particular locality […]

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How Fresh and Local Supports Food Pantries

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson Last week’s Food Fact from the Friends of the Market described a new initiative between the Saratoga Farmers’ Market and the Franklin Community Center’ food pantry, in which market vendors at the end of each Saturday market donate some of their less saleable items to the food pantry. This week, I’d like […]

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Saratoga farmers helping to fill food pantry with fresh and local items

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson Did you know… that the Saratoga Farmers’ Market vendors have donated more than 400 pounds of fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy products, and other food items to the Franklin Community Center’s food pantry in Saratoga Springs since October 15? The donations are part of a new initiative launched by the farmers’ market and […]

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