Exciting School Garden Funding Opportunity!

Growing Lunch-A School Garden Grant Program Growing Lunch is a school garden grant program administered through the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce with the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.  Eligible schools can receive a grant up to $500 to purchase supplies needed to plant a school garden. Growing Lunch seeks to enhance the…

USDA Media Advisory Regarding Support for Local Foods

USDA Secretary Vilsack Hosts Media Call to Announce Historic USDA Support for Local Food Systems WASHINGTON, May 7, 2014—TOMORROW, Thursday, May 8 at 1:15 pm EDT, USDA Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will announce historic investment opportunities to strengthen local and regional food systems, including food hubs, farmers markets, aggregation and processing facilities, distribution services, and…

EBT-MarketLink Workshop to be held on May 7th and 8th

EBT-Marketlink Workshop for Growers On May 7th and 8th, 2014 there will be a meeting for fruit and vegetable growers that are currently or are potential participants at farmers markets that are interested in accepting SNAP/EBT payments, debit and credit payments at farmers markets and on the farm as well.  At this meeting growers will…