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Council to ask questions on Alaska grown food

JUNEAU - The Alaska Food Policy Council is conducting a series of town hall meetings across the state to answer people's concerns on food security.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-04/council-ask-questions-alaska-grown-food
State
State to promote Alaska grown food in schools

The Division of Agriculture will promote Alaska-grown food in the state's schools and celebrate National Farm to School Month by launching a Farm to School Challenge on Oct. 3. Last...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2011-09-22/state-promote-alaska-grown-food-schools
Local
Sitka farmers market grows

...it's a good way to get those kinds of connections," Bauer said. "It's one of the easiest ways to get locally grown food into people's hands."Simerol, from the Pennsylvania Lehigh Valley, said she has helped out at markets, but her...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2013-08-11/sitka-farmers-market-grows
Neighbors
Grocer seeks northern outpost

...We've spent our careers finding that special kind of hummus," Myers said.Myers said his stores welcome locally-grown food.On top of stocking local favorites, Myers said, "we'll bring some new things that Juneau hasn't seen before...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-08-01/grocer-seeks-northern-outpost
Local
Marketing Alaska's seafood to the world

...right after the U.S. market," Fick said.In an effort to bolster local use of Alaska's seafood and other home-grown food sources, Rep. Bill Stoltze of Wasilla introduced House Concurrent Resolution 1. The resolution would establish a food...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-01-30/marketing-alaskas-seafood-world
State
From farm to classroom: Chugiak students dig cooking with local veggies

...She said the idea behind giving away so much fresh food was to introduce more of the student body to what Alaska-grown food has to offer."If you teach them to enjoy it, they'll eat more of it," Vik said.The reason Vik and her class...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-10-24/farm-classroom-chugiak-students-dig-coo
State
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...their main grocery purchases. And over the years, other grocery stores in Juneau have added sections with organically grown food. Now, he estimates that 60 percent to 70 percent of what he carries can be found elsewhere in Juneau, although in...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/050200/Biz_rainbow.shtml
Site estimates Alaskans' contribution to warming

...with a hybrid car, how to pick one and how to keep its tires properly inflated for maximum mileage. Buying locally grown food supports the economy and reduces emissions from the planes, barges and trucks used to move food to Alaska, Benz said...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091506/sta_20060915025.shtml
News
Farmers markets blossom in Alaska communities

...growth? Trend-conscious magazines in the Lower 48 have been touting the health and environmental benefits of locally grown food for some years now, and farmers markets have been propagating in the Lower 48 at a fast clip. The Sitka and Juneau...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080309/sta_474154429.shtml
Cooperative grocery planned in Fairbanks

...according to Cora Kelly, who presented information about the co-op to the audience. The plan is to sell locally grown food and other items typically found at a farmers market. A selection of organic produce will be available as well. "It's...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/083109/sta_488104828.shtml

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