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St. Louis Earth Day Festival

Free and open to the public the 19th Annual St. Louis Earth Day Festival is happening this Sunday April 20, 2008. The theme of the event is In Your Own Back Yard and “highlights local initiatives and practical environmental advice that can be implemented in communities throughout our region.” Among the food related happenings, Slow [...]

[ More ] April 16th, 2008 | No Comments | Posted in Event |

Washington, MO Farmers’ Market

Big news from the Washington, MO Farmers’ Market… The 2008 Farmers’ Market will open Saturday, April 19, in historic downtown Washington, Missouri, in its brand new facility at the corner of Main and Cedar Sts. As it has since 1990, the Market will offer fresh, locally grown produce; hand-crafted items; eggs; baked goods; jellies and [...]

[ More ] April 15th, 2008 | 1 Comment | Posted in Farmers' Market |

Tower Grove Farmers’ Market needs you!

Hoping to “turn the corner and make the market a financially viable operation,” Tower Grove Farmers’ Market is “in the heart of [their] fund raising drive for the 2008 season.” Currently they have raised only 10% of their contribution goal of $15,000, so if you are a patron of the market, please consider making a [...]

[ More ] April 7th, 2008 | No Comments | Posted in Farmers' Market |

Kirkwood Farmers’ Market is Open

The Kirkwood Farmers’ Market opens Saturday April 5. It’s a small start but a sure sign that we’ll all have a bounty of fresh local produce soon. At the market this weekend: Biver Farms – organic potted plants and herbs Cornestone Nutrition and Coffeehouse Farrar Out Farm Produce and Poultry Missouri Wildflowers The Pasta Guy [...]

[ More ] April 5th, 2008 | No Comments | Posted in Farmers' Market, General |

Protect rBGH-Free Labeling

Tell the Missouri State Legislature to protect rBGH-Free Labeling… in Person! Join the Missouri Rural Crisis Center for a Lobby Day at the Missouri State Capitol to protect consumers’ right to know how their milk was produced!

[ More ] March 28th, 2008 | No Comments | Posted in action, Event |

Help Bring Clean Energy to Missouri

If you are interested please read the following letter from the Missouri Coalition for the Environment: We know you’ve probably been seeing various e-alerts calling for a mandatory Renewable Electricity Standard (RES) in Missouri. Arguably, no other policy is more effective at spurring the development of renewable energy. Unfortunately, Missouri legislators have taken a pass [...]

[ More ] March 28th, 2008 | No Comments | Posted in action |

Convivial Pursuit Thanks

Thanks to everyone that came out for this years Convivial Pursuit. It was an absolute success with around 160 people having a great time while testing their food trivia skills. Sauce Magazine ran away with the win in the final rounds having brought a table full of ringers (also called employees). Special thanks to Mike [...]

[ More ] March 27th, 2008 | 2 Comments | Posted in Event |

Family Farm Lobby Day

March 31st, 2008 1:30-4PM State Capitol-First Floor Rotunda If you oppose your tax-payer dollars subsidizing corporate factory farms… If you care about preserving the right to know how your food is produced… If you want to stop the National Animal Identification System (NAIS)… THEN WE NEED YOU ON MONDAY, MARCH 31st! Join Family Farmers, Rural [...]

[ More ] March 17th, 2008 | 1 Comment | Posted in Missouri Food Issues |