Community Food News

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. 

Fresh Food and Opportunity at Your Local Farmers Market

August 4th – 10th is National Farmers Market Week. Farmers Markets are expanding to communities across the nation at an amazing rate. Since 1994, the number of farmers markets in the USDA National Farmers Market Directory has more than quadrupled. Last year the number of farmers markets reached 7,864 and this year that number will most likely top 8,000 by a considerable margin when the results of the annual Directory update are announced this week as a part of the USDA celebration of National Farmers Market Week.

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