|UMaine system committed to 20% locally sourced foods|
Mainebiz - 1/28/2016. The University of Maine system will soon announce their choice for a new food service vendor who will provide services to six of the seven universities in the system for the next five years. The new vendor will participate in the system's new "One University" approach to governance and procurement, as the new contract requires that 20% of the ingredients and food come from local sources including farmers.
|Refugee Farmers are Putting Down Roots in North Carolina|
Civil Eats - 1/28/2016. By Stephanie Parker - The farmers’ market in Carrboro, North Carolina is filled with local staples like lettuce, tomatoes, and eggs. But if you turn left after the welcome booth, you’ll find a table that offers less common crops like pennywort, lime leaves, and kermit eggplant. That table belongs to Tri Sa, a Karen refugee farmer from Burma, present-day Myanmar. Her stand is called “Mu Tar K’Paw Gardens,” a Karen saying which translates to “everything comes from sunlight.”