Community Food News

Food Safety Guidelines Could Dampen Local Foods, Farmers Markets

Do you love your local farmers? We sure do, which is why we care about the Food Safety Modernization Act.

Awhile back, Congress passed the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). They then handed it over to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to write the rules for the act, and that’s when the problems became clear.

New Grant Will Increase Local Foods in School Cafeterias

We're pleased to be one of 71 projects spanning 42 states and the District of Columbia to receive a USDA Farm to School Program grant. We were awarded $99,600 for a project to bring farmers and schools together.

Our goal is to move Farm to School into the forefront in Nebraska. The program allows for healthier food choices for our children. It helps them understand where their food comes from. And it impacts local economies as local farmers supply food to schools across the state.

Farewells and Job Opening

We extend our farewell and thanks to Bailey Mahlberg, Cristina Perez, and Sadid Carillo, interns with our community foods and inclusion work. The contribution of each to the mission of the Center has been outstanding. We wish them the best of luck in future endeavors.
The great news, though, is that we may have a place for you! We’re looking for an AmeriCorp intern to join us as a Community Food Specialist. Hurry though – we need your skills right away!

Get It Fresh at the South Sioux Farmers Market

August 4th – 10th is National Farmers Market Week. Farmers Markets are expanding to communities across the nation at an amazing rate. This year over 600 new farmers markets have been created nationally.

The Center for Rural Affairs is pleased to announce that the South Sioux City Farmers Market is back for its second year of offering fresh produce, as well as some new attractions. 


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