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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).

School District Swaps Pepperoni Pizza for Plants

To increase its efforts in fighting global warming, the Oakland Unified School District replaced meat and cheese on school menus with plant-based alternatives.
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Israeli Company Debuts Vegan Milk Chocolate Coins

Carmit swapped milk for cocoa butter to create its new creamy vegan chocolate coins, snack bars, and buttons.
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Sia Asks Kanye West To Go Fur Free

The vegan musician takes to Twitter to convince Kanye to drop animal cruelty from his fashion line.
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Vita Coco Goes Dairy-free to Hit $1 Billion in Sales

Popular coconut water brand plans to take advantage of growing plant-based milk industry to help increase profits.
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Vegans Fare Better than Bacon on Tinder

More than 50 percent of women were interested in a man when he was wearing a "vegan" shirt rather than one that touts bacon.
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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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