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Power of Produce – Kids POP Club

The Roswell Farmers & Artisans Market (RFAM) is introducing the Kid’s POP Club beginning May 2015. Designed to benefit local children ages 5-12, the POP Club draws from nutrition, culinary arts, agriculture and science to encourage awareness of healthy food choices. Through participating in a series of market events, club members earn passport stamps. The completed passport can then be redeemed for a free children’s dinner at a local farm-to-table restaurant. Events are scheduled to run May 2nd through October and include such things as decorating wildflower ...

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Food Fight

Dr. Maya Adam of Stanford University Online challenges us to take child nutrition and cooking seriously. The free online course can be started any time. For the first time ever, our children may live shorter lives than we will. Teach them by example. Teach them now. Cooking and Childhood Nutrition 2.0.

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Food Labeling News

According to a recent NY Times poll, 90% of Americans polled think that products containing Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) should be labelled as such. The Center for Food Safety, which tracks such things, says much of the developed world already has label laws on the books. It took a $46-million infusion of campaign cash from Monsanto, DuPont and other agribusiness giants to narrowly defeat the California initiative that would have imposed mandatory labeling. Vermont did succeed in passing mandatory labeling for consumers. Now, Monsanto and other corporations ...

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Roswell Memorial Day Ceremony and Picnic

Join us at the Roswell Memorial Day Ceremony, Monday - May 26th, to honor the service and sacrifice of local veterans. The ceremony includea wreath-laying, 21 gun salute, followed by a picnic on the beautiful grounds of The Faces of War Memorial. A concert and BBQ sale follow. Please consider visiting your Saturday morning farmers market when planning your picnic. Our vendors give nod to the USDA for creating the Veteran-Farmers program in recognition that 44% of recruits come from rural areas of American and that 20% of returning veterans are unemployed. Come out with ...

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Drought in America’s Salad Bowl

The current drought in California's Central Valley is the worst in the state's history severely impacting the richest food-producing area in the world. UC Davis estimates the economic cost to be $1.4 billion and 14,500 jobs. The Central Valley produces half of all U.S. nuts, fruits and vegetables as well as a significant amount of beef and dairy products.

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Off to a Great Start

Now that we have the May 3rd opening behind us and we're settled in, time for an update. The new market is going great! The market avenue has been filled with a steady flow of customers and the vendor booths are nearly full. Each week, we have half-dozen new vendor applications which speaks to the vibrance of the market. We strive to have something new for you every week, so come see us, support our local entrepreneurs, and enjoy the music!

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Fun, shimmery tatoos for all ages!

Saturday May 10th is a special day at the market! Our special guest artist, Meghan Garcia-Salas with Sacred Lotus Henna, will join us to create beautiful sparkly, shimmery, and glittery tatoos for all of our market kids. They're safe, made with organic materials and can last up to 2 weeks. Let the magic begin! For more information, call Megan at 770-332-4320 or visit www.sacredlotushenna.com 

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We Listened and We Acted

We took a series of polls in 2013 (remember the beans?) to determine what market changes our customers wanted. We were listening. Here are a few of those changes: New sponsorship, new location, expanded dates, new opportunities, more connectivity, and much more . . .

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Farm Bill Reflects Shift in Eating

The 2014 Farm Bill was signed into law February after a 2 1/2 year congressional delay. There is a distinct shift in which farmers benefit from the bill. While commodity crops (wheat, soybeans, corn) still receive the overwhelming majority of support, those subsidies were cut by 30% over a ten ...

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