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Find farmers’ markets anywhere in the US with this list

October 15th, 2013

Did you know there are now more than 8,000 active farmers’ markets operating in the U.S.? Connect with one near you using this state-by-state list, which also links to programs for growers and cottage food makers.


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Bonnie Plants says it was a victim of tomato blight, not the culprit

July 28th, 2009

From Green Right Now Reports:

Bonnie Plants, which recently removed more than $1 million in tomato plants from retail nurseries in the Northeast, reported in a statement this week that the move was preventative and aimed at curtailing the spread of Late Blight.

The recall should not be taken as an indication that its plants were responsible for the blight that is threatening tomatoes and potatoes in the region, the company said.

The first reports of tomato blight in the Northeast came in late June, yet even two weeks later on July 7 government inspectors had not detected any blight among plants being cultivated by any of Bonnie’s 61 growers, Bonnie reported.


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