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Food assistance peaks in Routt County again 4.12.2011 Steamboat Pilot
The latest numbers from the Routt County Human Services Department show a record number of families are struggling to make ends meet. In November, the department helped 479 households that needed federal funds in excess of $100,000 to help pay for food.
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The Organic 1%: Sustainable Farming in a Broken System 3.12.2011 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

Local, sustainable food has become a regular part of our everyday culture as demonstrated through the growing interest in school gardens, Community Supported Agriculture, local farmers' markets, underground dining clubs, and organics in general. This enduring trend in sustainable food reignites a question posed on Triple Pundit two years ago: "Is Sustainable Farming Going Mainstream?" Unfortunately not at all as the sustainable food hype trumps the numbers.

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PHOTOS: Salmon Conservation In The North Pacific 3.12.2011 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
From the International League of Conservation Photographers: In 1892, Livingston Stone, a Minister and avid fisherman called upon the U.S. government to create a salmon...
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Elaine Gavalas: Green, Healthy Holiday Treats 3.12.2011 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Your kitchen is the perfect place to stir up green gifts for the holiday season. I enjoy making deliciously healthful food gifts that can be savored throughout the season. You can make multiple batches of goodies and keep some for you too!
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Fort Carson soldiers march in with donations 3.12.2011 Denver Post: News: Local
More than 425 Fort Carson soldiers joined forces early Friday to stymie a common enemy: Old Man Winter.
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Taste of Vail announces changes 3.12.2011 Vail Colorado: Columnists
VAIL, Colorado - As the Taste of Vail gears up for its 22nd annual food and wine festival in April, the organization is rededicating itself to its original mission statement by not only hosting the iconic event, but creating add ...
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Prudential Colorado Properties hosts food drive 3.12.2011 Vail Colorado: Columnists
AVON, Colorado - Prudential Colorado Properties is collecting canned goods on Saturdays in December to benefit the Vail Valley Salvation Army. For three consecutive weekends, Prudential Colorado Properties brokers will be collec ...
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Health concerns take some juice off Everett menu 3.12.2011 Seattle Times: Top stories
Everett elementary schools have stopped serving apple and grape juice because of health concerns.
Town Talk for Dec. 2 3.12.2011 Vail Colorado: Business
Submit to Town Talk Tell us what's going on around town so we can talk about it. E-mail: towntalk@vaildaily.com; Call: 970-748-2933. Submissions must be received by noon prior to the day of desired publication. Thanks for ...
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Advocates for Safe, Clean, Affordable Water Oppose System to Raise Water Rates by Bypassing Standard Regulatory Review
 3.12.2011 Commondreams.org Newswire

In a move to protect New Jersey consumers from skyrocketing drinking and wastewater bills, Food & Water Watch and thirteen other organizations today urged the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) to implement a 60 day public comment period and hold public hearings on a proposed system that would allow private water utility companies to raise rates without public review.

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Hormel plant employees raise $141,000 for United Way of Mower County 2.12.2011 Post-Bulletin: Austin News
It was another record-setting fundraising task for the Hormel Foods Corp. Austin plant employees. They raised a total of $141,000 for United Way of Mower County, beating last year's effort by $9,000.

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Tomato Pudding: 'Taste It To Believe It' 2.12.2011 NPR: Morning Edition
Listeners have been writing in telling us about their unique holiday food. Heather MacDonald of Mahnattan Beach, Calif., says tomato pudding is straight-up, old-school Midwestern holiday fare.
Book Review: Homegrown and Handmade 1.12.2011 Global Health and Wellness News - ENN
Book Review: Homegrown and Handmade
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Windowfarms Now Available For Clumsy People With Short Attention Spans 1.12.2011 TreeHugger
We love windowfarms; Now they are available OTS (off the shelf) instead of DIY
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Holiday Train toots the horn for hunger relief 1.12.2011 Post-Bulletin: Local News
The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is hitting the rails again, with stops in more than 130 communities in the United States and Canada. Each stop of the decorated train features live entertainment and a call to donate
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Local Briefs 1.12.2011 Durango Herald
Autocrafters collecting donations for MannaAutocrafters is collecting canned goods and gently used clothing for the Manna Soup Kitchen.
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Seattle puts health food in city vending machines 1.12.2011 Seattle Times: Local
The city of Seattle is removing candy and sugary drinks from vending machines at city parks and community centers.
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Seattle puts health food in city vending machines 1.12.2011 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- The city of Seattle is removing candy and sugary drinks from vending machines at city parks and community centers....
15 Benefits Of Shopping At A Local Farmer's Market 30.11.2011 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

Local farmer's markets have sprung up everywhere, and many people are enjoying the benefits associated with being able to drive a few miles to pick up fresh produce and other products.

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Opinionator: Making Local Food Real 30.11.2011 NY Times: Editorials
In Vermont, a community-supported agriculture arrangement is minimizing risks and maximizing convenience.

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