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Growing innovative regional markets for farmers, food buyers, and consumers

The Butte, Glenn, Tehama tri-county region provides us with an abundance of food choices produced by nearly 5,000 hard working farmers and ranchers. The North Valley Food Hub aims to expand and create market opportunities for small and mid-sized growers in the region, create new jobs and new revenue for family farm businesses in the area...Read Full Article
>> Chico Enterprise Record | February 23, 2013

Local food hub, cold storage ideas on the table

The Local Food Systems program receives $78,000 grant to build online food hub. The funding, from the U.S. Department of Food & Agriculture's Farmers' Market Promotion Program, will link food buyers and sellers online, somewhat like a food dating service...Read Full Article
>> Chico Enterprise Record | December 03, 2012

New Director of “Buy Fresh Buy Local” food systems hired

The Northern California Regional Land Trust recently hired a new Director of Local Food Systems, Noelle Ferdon, to manage its Buy Fresh Buy Local, North Valley and Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development programs...Read Full Article
>> Red Bluff Daily Times | March 23, 2012

Buy Fresh, Buy Local – North Valley

The Buy Fresh Buy Local North Valley logo provides consumers with a way to make the connection between the food they purchase and the reputation for fresh, high quality, local food that North Valley farmers have been building for generations. Studies show that when consumers are given information about the origin of agricultural products, they will choose to buy local product 75% of the time...Read Full Article
>> | March 17, 2012

Hub Idea Food For Thought

People who grow more food than they can sell, need a place to store food, or who want to pool their harvest with other growers, have been interested in creating a "food hub" in Northern California. The idea has a lot of possibilities, and recently got a boost through a $45,000 donation from Rabobank, N.A., to fund a feasibility assessment...Read Full Article
>> Oroville Mercury-Register | February 20, 2012

Fresh funds boost local program

With fresh funding, the Buy Fresh Buy Local program continues to grow, with the goal of increasing the local economy. The program, which is now in its third year, also includes placards to be placed in stores, to alert people that the food came from nearby...Read Full Article
>> Chico Enterprise Record | October 23, 2011

Guide to produce from Tehama, Butte and Glenn counties published

Buying locally grown food is becoming easier to do with a guide now available for those looking for fresh local products. "Buy Fresh Buy Local, The Eater's Guide to Local Food" will help consumers find and choose local farm-fresh products, said Noelle Ferdon, program coordinator for Buy Fresh Buy Local, North Valley...Read Full Article
>> Red Bluff Daily Times | April 14, 2011

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