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October is Farm to School month

...last decade.If you are a food service professional, food producer, teacher or a food-loving family, there are many ways...and get involved!? Host an event that features a food producer, local chef or expert in the community and discuss...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-03/october-farm-school-month
Outdoors
Local food on the menu not just for the halibut

...catalyze local food production and harvest. We get healthier lunches. Local food, and also an economic boost to food producers in the state."To access the resource guide, visit sitkawild.org/2014/03/a-guide-to-serving-local-fish-in-school-cafeterias...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-04-06/local-food-menu-not-just-halibut
Neighbors
Local food festival a success for all involved

...vendor I know sold out."DeCherney said the spirit of the festival is to foster relationships between local growers, food producers and consumers. There's a mix of local small businesses. Farmers and informational organizations rent booths at...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-08-31/local-food-festival-success-all-involve
Local
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...what each fish consumes and whether it encounters poisons. Diane Joy Goodman, a California consultant to organic food producers, argues that wild creatures can't and shouldn't automatically qualify as organic. The original concept of organic...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/041800/Biz_salmon.shtml
Alaskans push new organic label for salmon

...what each fish consumes and whether it encounters poisons. Diane Joy Goodman, a California consultant to organic food producers, argues that wild creatures can't and shouldn't automatically qualify as organic. The original concept of organic...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/041800/Biz_salmon.html
Business
Let's not stop at salmon

...purchase products that guarantee that we are not eating genetically modified organisms. Certainly, we can push our food producers to utilize non-genetically modified food stuffs; we, too, can purchase foods certified organic by the USDA...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021811/opi_787191755.shtml
Opinion
Local Slow Food chapter promotes food that is good, clean and fair

...traditions and the surge in fast foods options in his native Italy. He began mobilizing consumers, farmers, artisan food producers, and other stakeholders to support and protect unique Italian foods and cultures from being replaced by an increasingly...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022711/nei_791542789.shtml
Neighbors
Warning labels on food

...to schools about food recalls. In general, government regulators need to plug holes in the system through which food producers notify federal officials about contamination, such as a 2008 salmonella outbreak that sickened hundreds. Rep. Joe...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/010710/opi_543849253.shtml
Sitka Health Summit wraps up with 2008-2009 goals

...fish and produce, and for local arts and crafts. This project will look at creating a community market where local food producers can sell their goods, such as freshly caught fish and locally grown produce to Sitka residents and visitors. Their...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052308/nei_282178554.shtml
Animal rights law seeks room to roam

...phasing out of so-called battery cages that keep the hens cramped. The food industry, from markets to restaurants to food producers, is also moving toward cage-free eggs. Chains such as Whole Foods Market and Bon Appetit and food companies such...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/073008/reg_311382130.shtml

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