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  • Oct 28, 2015 Urban Gardens Promote Education, Nutrition and More
  • On a small parcel of land in the heart of the City of Champaign, Illinois, are two gardens that offer opportunities for neighbors and the community to learn about growing food, eating nutritious food and earning a living. The Prosperity Gardens are educational, bringing at-risk students to work the ground, grow the plants and sell [...]

  • Oct 15, 2015 Taste Fall Flavors with “Simply Soup” at the USDA Farmers Market at Night on Friday, October 16th
  • There is nothing better than a warm bowl of soup in the fall. Our vendors are serving soups, stews, and chilis from all over the globe at the last USDA Farmers Market at Night this Friday, October 16, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.  From spicy Lao rice vermicelli soup to a Scottish soup dish [...]

  • Oct 07, 2015 Planting the Seeds for Tomorrow’s STEAM Leaders
  • Did you know that NASA has a mini veggie farm at the International Space Station that grows lettuce? Every day, ground-breaking scientific research is taking place to improve food production practices in order to feed people on Earth and in space. Earlier this week in USDA’s People’s Garden, local 4-H and FFA students gathered to [...]

  • Sep 16, 2015 No Books Required for Back-to-School Night at USDA Farmers Market on Friday, September 18
  • It’s “Back-to-School Night” at the USDA Farmers Market on Friday, September 18, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., in Washington, D.C., near the National Mall.  This month’s educational exhibitors and vendors will appeal to students of any age.  Market visitors can learn more about healthy eating, reducing food waste or take a trip down memory lane [...]

  • Aug 19, 2015 It’s County Fair Time at the USDA Farmers Market at Night
  • August is prime time for city, county and state agricultural fairs! These fun summertime events bring communities together.  Farmers markets also are an increasingly popular community gathering spot. So, what would happen if the fair theme was combined with a farmers market?  You would get County Fair Time at the USDA Farmers Market at Night on [...]


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