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Community Foods:
Articles and Fact Sheets

Articles About Community Foods

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General

Closer to Home: Healthier Food, Farms, and Families in Oklahoma
(Field Notes, spring 2007)

 

Fact Sheets on Community Foods

Busting a Myth: Farmers’ Market Produce is Fresh and Affordable

5-A-Day in 5 Years!

Get Healthy with Oklahoma Farm Fresh

Direct and Local Sales

Growing What We Eat?

Kerr Center to Tackle Community Food Security
(Community Foods Project Grant)
by Doug Walton and Maura McDermott
(Field Notes, winter 2005)

 

Community Gardens

Breaking New Ground: Urban Harvest Demonstration Gardens
by Maura McDermott (Field Notes, summer 2005)

Banking on Home Grown Goodness: Community Gardens Find a Food Bank Niche
by Wylie Harris (Field Notes, summer 2005)

 

Direct/Local Marketing

The Field Is Just the Beginning:
Direct Marketing Workshop at Three Springs Farm

by Wylie Harris (Field Notes, spring 2007)

Buy Fresh, Buy Local Comes to Oklahoma
by Doug Walton (Field Notes, spring 2007)

A Going and Growing Market in Muskogee
by Doug Walton (Field Notes, spring 2007)

Farm Direct: Direct Sales’ Potential for Increasing Community Food Security
by Wylie Harris (Field Notes, summer 2006)

Importing the State Meal of Oklahoma
by Wylie Harris (Field Notes, spring 2006)

SPARC-ing Change on the Plains: Soil, Health, and Sustainable Wheat
by Wylie Harris (Field Notes, spring 2006)

Growing Food and Community: CSA Takes Root in Oklahoma
by Wylie Harris

Where the Grass is Greener: Natural/Organic/Grassfed Beef Production and Marketing
by Wylie Harris (Field Notes, winter 2005)

The Oklahoma Food Cooperative
by Robert Waldrop (Field Notes, summer 2004)

Bringing Back the Family Farm with CSAs
by Maura McDermott (Field Notes, spring 2004)

Oklahoma Food Co-op Forming
by Doug Walton (Field Notes, fall 2003)

Nobody Wants Fast Food for Thanksgiving
by Robert Waldrop, President, Oklahoma Food Cooperative

*Articles may be reprinted online or in other media if editor is first notified at mailbox@kerrcenter.com.

 

Farm to School

Future Farms 2006: Farm-to-Table in Oklahoma
by Wylie Harris (Field Notes, summer 2006)

Oklahoma School Teachers Go “A Gardening”
by Doug Walton (Field Notes, summer 2006)

Oklahoma Creates a Farm-to-School Program
(Field Notes, summer 2006)

Get Involved in Farm-to-School
by Doug Walton (Field Notes, spring 2006)

Farm-to-School Explored at Seminar
by Maura McDermott (Field Notes, spring 2006)

Momentum Building for Farm-to-School Programs
by Maura McDermott (Field Notes, spring 2006)

Oklahoma Teachers Go “A Gardening”
by Doug Walton (Field Notes, summer 2005)

UC Researchers Find Farm-to-School Programs Shift Students’ Diets
(Field Notes, winter 2005)

Farm-to-School Pilot Project: Melons Carry Seeds of Change
by Wylie Harris (Field Notes, fall 2004)

Students Endorse Farm-to-School (Field Notes, fall 2004)

Farm-to-School Team Scores Big
by Jim Horne (Field Notes, fall 2004)

Bringing Oklahoma Food to Oklahoma Schools by Maura McDermott (Field Notes, fall 2003)

The Food Connection
by Maura McDermott (Field Notes, spring 2003)

 

Fitness

Curing Our Kids: Better Food for Better Health
by Doug Walton (Field Notes, summer 2006)

It Takes a Village
by Shawna Lawyer Struby (Field Notes, spring 2006)

Fit Kids Coalition Wants to Stop the Supersizing of Oklahoma’s Student Body
by Shawna Laywer Struby (Field Notes, summer 2005)


Food Security

A Different Kind of Fish Story: Aquaponics and Vermicompost at Urban Harvest
by Wylie Harris (Field Notes, spring 2007)

It’s a Desert Out There
by Wylie Harris (Field Notes, spring 2007)

Coupons Worth Clipping
by Doug Walton (Field Notes, spring 2007)

Feeling Hungry: Food Insecurity in Oklahoma
by Maura McDermott (Field Notes, fall 2006)

 

Organic

The Name Says It All: Organic Gardens Hosts Workshop
by Wylie Harris (Field Notes, summer 2007)

The Fast Lane to Successful Farming: Lane Agriculture Center Field Day
by Wylie Harris (Field Notes, summer 2007)

Thinker, Tinker: Tools for Saving Time and Making Money at Sunrise Acres
by Wylie Harris (Field Notes, spring 2007)

Organic Food Industry Growing in Oklahoma
(Field Notes, fall 2003)

 

Processing

Natural Growth, Local Success: Natural Farms Field Day
by Wylie Harris (Field Notes, spring 2007)

Farm (to Kitchen) to Market: Open House at El Sueño Enterprises
by Wylie Harris (Field Notes, spring 2006)

 

Other

Terra Madre, the Overture (Slow Foods conference)
by Kim Barker (Field Notes, winter 2005)

*Articles may be reprinted online or in other media if editor is first notified at mailbox@kerrcenter.com.

 

Fact Sheets About Community Foods

Some of the Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts and other Food Crops Grown in Oklahoma

Crops Grown on Oklahoma Farms: Harvest Calendar of Selected Crops

Ten Reasons to Buy Local Food

Oklahoma Farm to School Pilot Project 2004

Help Us Bring Oklahoma Food to Oklahoma Schools (flyer)

Farmers & Farm-to-School: What is farm-to-school and how does it impact farmers?

 

 

CREES logoThis project is supported by the Community Food Projects Program of the USDA Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service, grant # 2004-33800-15141

 

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