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Organic festival celebrates going green



Global Edmonton

More than 1,000 people showed up at the fifth annual Organic Okanagan Festival on Sunday, and going green was on the top of everyone's mind.

Organizer Wendy Wright says the high turn-out is proof organic living is becoming a more mainstream idea.

“It’s obviously becoming more top of mind”, Wright said. “We all have an impact. Let's lessen our footprint."

Eco-friendly companies showcased organic fruits, wines and products, like shirts made from non-traditional materials.

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Farmers Market Week



National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

Farmers markets improve access to the freshest possible fruits and vegetables while providing direct market farmers with an important source of income.  To celebrate the bountiful services they provide, the USDA has declared August 1-7, 2010 as National Farmers Market Week.

Farmville users plant 310 million organic blueberries



Mashable

Organic foods maker Cascadian Farm, situated in the foothills of the North Cascades mountain range in the state of Washington, was once known mainly for its high-quality organic foods in the real world — until it became part of Zynga’s wildly popular game FarmVille.

Organic Harvest Month



There’s no better time to dig into organic than September.

Chicago company offers organic school lunches



NBC Chicago

The 2- and 3-year-old children at The Little Green Tree House School in Chicago are having miso-glazed chicken for lunch.  The tater tots and cheese sticks that populate most school lunch menus can’t be found in this eco-minded daycare/pre-school.

They use Gourmet Gorilla, a Chicago-based, 100 percent certified organic caterer that does so much more, according to co-founder Jason Weedon.

“We really partner with the school. We are not just an organic lunch program, we also provide the educational curriculum that supports our lunches," he said.

Summer School: Don't let kids nutrition fail after the bell rings



Supermarket Guru

The whirlwind of media attention around school lunch programs is feeding the celebrity chef and politicians’ plates, but what about children’s eating habits and food sources over the summer months?

All we can eat: Congressman proposes $8 billion for child nutrition



The Washington Post

With Food Network star Rachael Ray at his side, Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.) unveiled a bill on Thursday that proposes about $8 billion in additional funding over 10 years for child nutrition programs, including school breakfast and lunch.

The programs have been the main focus of Michelle Obama’s high-profile Let’s Move campaign, which aims to end childhood obesity within a generation. About one-third of American children are overweight or obese, and, in difficult economic times, a growing number of children depend on school meals as a key source of healthful food.