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Local farmers turn to crowd-sourced loans to increase infrastructure, production

In 2012, 75 percent of the nation's 2.1 million farms sold less than $50,000 in agricultural products, but the cost to maintain a farm continues to increase. Local farmers turn to crowdsourcing.

Friday - 07/25/2014, 10:08am EDT

Tags: Kiva Zip, FRESHFARM Markets, farming, Love Dove Farm, Endless Summer Harvest, Rachel Nania

Court decision against Md. farmers to be appealed

Defense lawyers are appealing a $1 million court decision against two Maryland farmers stemming from a 2009 collision between a car and a large seeder-planter.

Saturday - 11/23/2013, 06:50pm EST

Tags: courts, crash, Eastern Shore

USDA official to visit mobile farmer's market

A top official in the U.S. Department of Agriculture is visiting a mobile farmer's market in northern Virginia to promote distribution of fresh, local produce in underserved communities.

Thursday - 08/02/2012, 02:02pm EDT

Tags: usda,

Md. farmer settles federal financial probe

A Frederick County dairy farm is settling federal accusations that it violated banking laws designed to curtail money laundering.

Thursday - 05/31/2012, 01:54pm EDT

Tags: South Mountain Creamery, Middletown, Md.

Produce: Fridge-friendly vs. countertop-confined

Bringing good produce from farm to table can be challenging in a metropolitan area. Once you've found the perfect produce for your next few meals, you then face an added challenge - storing it once you get home.

Sunday - 05/20/2012, 06:14am EDT

Tags: food, produce, food costs, storage, fridge, counter,

Mobile Market makes local food cheap, convenient

We all know eating seasonal, local food is more healthy and better for the economy, but not everyone can afford trips to Whole Foods or farmers markets.

Thursday - 05/17/2012, 12:06pm EDT

Tags: alicia lozano, Mobile Market, SNAP, wic, Nature Communications, farmers market