Latest Local food News

Lawsuit claims dairy company is misrepresenting Hawaii links

Nov. 26, 2021 21:30 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A food distributor in Hawaii has filed a federal lawsuit against a dairy company because milk from the mainland is allegedly being sold under a name that advertises local ties. The lawsuit filed by Hawaii Foodservice Alliance claims Meadow Gold Dairies...

Ohtani tells Japanese press he feels 'down' when Angels lose

Nov. 14, 2021 23:22 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Even Shohei Ohtani, arguably the best player in the major leagues, feels down at times, particularly when his team isn't winning. And that's been the case during each of the four seasons he's been with the Los Angeles Angels, all of which have ended with...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Oct. 29, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

Bangor Daily News. October 29, 2021. Editorial: A recap of the BDN editorial board’s take on November’s referendums No on 1 The primary aim of Question 1 is to stop the New England Clean Energy Connect, a transmission line...

8 projects share more than $324K in specialty crops grants

Oct. 29, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — More than $324,000 in grants is going to eight projects to benefit Vermont fruit, vegetable and value-added producers and to expand access to locally produced food, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets said Friday. The grants are...

Mini grocer opens in Norfolk’s Olde Huntersville

Oct. 17, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — After over a year without a neighborhood grocery store, Norfolk residents in Olde Huntersville now have a place to buy fresh produce, meat, dairy and other food essentials. Turner’s Market, a store that opened at 1500 Dungee St. in late...

South Dakota school turns to locally grown produce for lunch

Oct. 11, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — Rhonda Ramsdell knows you can’t beat fresh, local produce. But even Ramsdell, the Meade School District Food Service Director, was surprised at the response of students when she recently offered locally-grown cucumbers for lunch. ...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

Sep. 29, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

Black Hills Pioneer. September 24, 2021. Editorial: Local foods can fuel our youth When food tastes better, kids are more likely to eat it, providing them with the nutrition they need. And with the fall bounty of produce upon us,...

Evers proposes nearly $25M package targeting agriculture

Sep. 28, 2021 12:17 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers proposed a nearly $25 million package of bills Tuesday targeting the state's agriculture industry and rural communities, announcing the plans along with Democratic lawmakers at the World Dairy Expo. “The state can do more and...

Albuquerque, soccer team seek to build stadium if bond OK'd

Sep. 24, 2021 00:31 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — City officials and the New Mexico United soccer team announced Thursday the terms of a long-term lease and development agreement should voters approve a stadium bond. If the bond is passed in the Nov. 2 municipal election, city officials said...

Grants to aid Rhode Island agriculture, aquaculture projects

Sep. 06, 2021 08:10 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Several small agriculture and aquaculture businesses in Rhode Island are sharing in more than $250,000 in grant awards aimed at spurring growth. The grants are funded by the state through the Local Agriculture and Seafood Act, which directly...