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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).

Pea Protein Highlighted on Popsugar

Vegan protein source is being praised for its high nutrient content and versatility.
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Virtual Reality Slaughterhouse Haunts NPR Writer

With the help of virtual reality, Barbara J. King goes inside of a pig slaughterhouse at the Sundance Film Festival.
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Plant-Based Blogger Is New Face of Leather Bag Campaign

UK blogger sensation Delicious Ella is partnering with luxury leather designer for new campaign, inciting outrage among her fans.
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Top Google Search in Iowa: "Is Bernie Sanders Vegan?"

Iowans interested in whether the presidential top runner's diet matches his progressive politics.
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Grub Street Podcast Focuses on Veganism

Popular food news outlet discusses how the New York dining scene is moving away from meat.
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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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