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Tennessee Department of Agriculture says more and more Farmers Markets accept SNAP

 

Tennessee Department of Agriculture

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Agriculture says in Tennessee, a growing number of farmers markets are putting more dollars into farmers’ pockets while helping hungry people maximize their access to fresh food.

Forty of Tennessee’s farmers markets now work with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the federal government’s primary anti-hunger program.

Buying Farm fresh foods is a “Snap” at Tennessee Farmers Markets.

Buying Farm fresh foods is a “Snap” at Tennessee Farmers Markets.

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Tennesseans Love Farmers Markets

 

Tennessee Department of Agriculture

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Tennesseans love their farmers markets, and the proof is in their growth.

In 2000, fewer than 50 farmers markets were listed with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Pick Tennessee Products program. By 2014, Tennessee had 154 farmers markets, ranking first in the nation in growth of farmers markets, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Tennesseans love their farmers markets

Tennesseans love their farmers markets

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture says Farmers Markets Bridge Rural and Urban Communities to Help Both Grow

 

Tennessee Department of Agriculture

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Tennessee’s farmers markets create an economic and social bridge between the state’s rural communities and its major population centers. There are many ways for you to celebrate this vital role during National Farmers Market Week August 5th-11th, 2018.

With 168 farmers markets listed on the Pick Tennessee website and mobile app, it is easy to find fresh foods and goods near you.

Clarksville Downtown Market

Clarksville Downtown Market

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Tennessee Department of Human Services Looks to Grow Program Families Depend on for Meals

 

Tennessee Department of Human Services

Tennessee Department of Human ServicesNashville, TN -The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is encouraging more organizations to become a sponsor of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) next year.

The CACFP is a federally funded program that provides needed meals to children and adults who meet age and income requirements. 

Efforts are underway to expand the reach of the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

Efforts are underway to expand the reach of the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation to take part in Summer Food Service Program

 

Meals to be served at Summer Youth Program sites

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Clarksville Parks and Recreation is participating in the Summer Food Service Program throughout the duration of the City’s Summer Youth Program.

At 14 of the 15 program sites (all sites excluding Crow Recreation Center) meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service (not all prohibited bases apply to all programs).

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Risk of heart disease in urban ‘food deserts’ is associated with individual’s income, rather than access to healthy food

 

Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes Journal Report

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – The risk for developing cardiovascular disease is higher in individuals living in low income neighborhoods or with lower personal income regardless of their access to healthy food, according to new research published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal.

The study, conducted by Emory University School of Medicine, focused on the effects of income, education and socioeconomic status on healthy people living in urban food deserts in the Atlanta metropolitan area.

Cardiovascular disease risk is higher in people with low income or who live in low income neighborhoods regardless of their access to healthy food. (American Heart Association)

Cardiovascular disease risk is higher in people with low income or who live in low income neighborhoods regardless of their access to healthy food. (American Heart Association)

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Food program provides millions of meals to children and older adults

 

Tennessee Department of Human ServicesNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and eligible agencies across the state provide meals to children and adults through the Child and Adult Care Food Program, or CACFP.

The CACFP is a federally funded program that provides reimbursement for eligible meals that are served to participants who meet age and income requirements.

Food program provides millions of meals to children and older adults

Food program provides millions of meals to children and older adults

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New Season of Clarksville Downtown Market begins Saturday, May 20th

 

Clarksville Downtown MarketClarksville, TN – When the 2017 Clarksville Downtown Market opens on Saturday, May 20th, 2017 approximately 80 vendors will be on hand to offer fresh produce, baked goods, local honey, milk, home décor, seasonal flowers and more.

Clarksville Downtown Market will be open from 8:00am to 1:00pm on Saturdays through October 14th on Public Square.

Opening Day of the Market also will feature entertainment by Hank Baker and Hui Hawaii O Tenesi Hawaiian Civic Club; activities for children provided by this year’s Market sponsor, Season’s Market and Bump & Rump; free health screenings, courtesy of Medical Direct Care; and market tote giveaways provided by Altra Federal Credit Union.

Clarksville Downtown Market

Clarksville Downtown Market

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Tennessee State Veterinarian Issues Poultry Health Advisory

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – The state veterinarian for Tennessee is urging all poultry owners to take extra precautions to protect their flocks from illness.

“We are working to protect the poultry population from exposure to avian influenza,” State Veterinarian Dr. Charles Hatcher said. “The best way to protect your birds is to increase your biosecurity measures and particularly, to keep your birds at home for now.”

H7N9 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) detected at a commercial poultry farm in Lincoln County, Tennessee on March 4th.

H7N9 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) detected at a commercial poultry farm in Lincoln County, Tennessee on March 4th.

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces new Firewood Policy

 

Written by Leon Roberts
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersNashville, TN – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces a new firewood policy is now in effect, and seeks the public’s cooperation to prevent the spread of forest insects and disease at campgrounds in the Cumberland River Basin.

The new firewood policy requires visitors at the Nashville District’s recreation areas, primitive campsites and 25 campgrounds to use only firewood that has been certified as heat-treated by U.S. Department of Agriculture or state natural resource agency.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces a new firewood policy is now in effect, and seeks the public’s cooperation to prevent the spread of forest insects and disease at campgrounds in the Cumberland River Basin. (USACE, Mark Rankin)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces a new firewood policy is now in effect, and seeks the public’s cooperation to prevent the spread of forest insects and disease at campgrounds in the Cumberland River Basin. (USACE, Mark Rankin)

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