‘Cureating’ the Local Food System We Deserve

Written by Nicole Oveisi, Fair Farms Intern  Fair Farms recently spoke with Cureate’s Founder Kim Bryden, a Fair Farms partner, about the innovative ways her food tech company is transforming the local food system. Food tech merges technology and the agrifood industry in order to modernize agriculture and create a more efficient and sustainable sector, …

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Happy National Farmers’ Market Week!

This year, National Farmers’ Market week runs from August 2nd through August 8th. Nationally recognized by the Secretary of Agriculture in 2014, this week is an annual celebration of farmers’ markets across the country – recognizing the hard work of our local, sustainable farmers and celebrating the relationships made between farmers and consumers. You can …

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Buy Local Week 2020

Running from July 18th to 26th is Maryland Buy Local Week! Local farmers and food producers need all the support they can get, especially in the face of a global pandemic. A great way to provide support is by taking the Buy Local Challenge, which encourages Marylanders to buy locally-grown food every day for a …

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Webinar: Supporting Sustainable Farmers During a Pandemic & Beyond

The COVID-19 pandemic has shined a light on the precarious nature of industrial agriculture and how the few companies dominating this sector often leave out contract farmers and essential workers at all levels of the supply chain. A resilient, equitable local and regional food system is more important than ever. This crisis offers us an …

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VA Farmers’ Markets Should be ‘Essential’ during COVID-19 Crisis

Farmers’ markets are a critical component of Virginia’s food system and economy as they provide affordable, fresh, and nutritious food directly to consumers, and keep much needed capital within their local communities. Moreover, farmers’ markets also play an instrumental role in communities’ food security systems, as surplus stocks are donated to area food banks, and …

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