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USDA Announces Farmers’ Market Boom Throughout US

The demand for fresh, locally grown produce has increased and now appears to be at an all-time high.

Last Friday, The US Department of Agriculture announced that since last year, the number of farmers’ markets has increased by 9.6 percent. Moreover, the USDA reports the number of registered farmers’ markets this year is 7,864, whereas 18 years ago only 1,744 markets were listed. USDA-registered farmers markets are intended to be affordable and available to patrons supported by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The top five states with the largest number of farmers markets include California (827 markets), New York (647 markets), Massachusetts (313 markets), Michigan (311 markets), and Wisconsin (298 markets).

Vegan Chef Makes Pasta with Matt Lauer on Today Show

Chloe Coscarelli used White House produce to prepare her orecchiette with a no-cook sauce on the popular morning program.
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Vegan Baking Substitution Guide Shared by InStyle

Website touts sweet potatoes, beets, and zucchini as top picks for the stylish and compassionate.
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Applebee’s at Center of Petition Calling for Vegan Options

One of the most popular American eateries has virtually no options for plant-based eaters, but one animal-rights group is working to change that.
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Kathy Freston Named LCA’s “Vegan of the Year”

Best-selling author will accept award at gala in Beverly Hills, CA on October 22.
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CA Governor Signs Bill Banning Bullhooks

The Golden State becomes second in the nation to prohibit circuses from using painful bullhooks to control elephants.
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This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

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