Farmers markets

first_imgBy Stephanie SchupskaUniversity of GeorgiaFresh produce takes on a whole new meaning when customers can meet the farmer who grows it. Across Georgia, communities are working to make that connection at local farmers markets.“People want to look into the face of the person who grows their food and be able to trace it back and know how it’s grown,” said Louise Estabrook, a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent in Fulton County. Partnering with the city of Roswell, she helped start and now manages the Riverside Farmers Market, which opened in May 2008. The market is certified Georgia grown, and 51 percent of each vendor’s items must be from Georgia and grown within 100 miles of the market.The metro Atlanta area isn’t the only part of Georgia that has people searching for locally grown foods.“There’s definitely been a trend across the country to get back to local foods and knowing where your food came from,” said Amanda Tedrow, UGA Extension agent in Athens-Clarke County. “And people just enjoy that, especially with all the food safety issues that have been going around.”Tedrow works with the producer-only Athens Farmers Market. Currently, vendors in north Georgia are selling greens, onions, herbs, bread, carrots and other goodies. But the summer vegetables are on their way. Tedrow said she saw her first squash, cucumbers and tomatoes on a recent Saturday.“The biggest question I get is ‘when are the tomatoes coming?’” Estabrook said.They’ll arrive in force by the end of June in north Georgia, and earlier in south Georgia.The Roswell and Athens markets are two examples of UGA Extension working to help fill a local need. “Part of my work with Extension is answering the questions of local farmers, and one of their needs was having a place to sell their produce,” Tedrow said. “So we all worked together.”Tedrow and Estabrook do more than help run the markets. They have Master Gardeners on hand to answer questions ranging from composting to canning. Both help organize cooking demonstrations at their markets. And Estabrook has started contests, including an apple pie bake-off, watermelon eating contest and, this year, a zucchini derby. She’s providing the zucchini, wheels and stickers, and children will build the race-ready vegetable vehicles on July 25.At the Riverside market, soap maker Jennifer Rosenthal of Indigo Bath and Body finds interaction with other vendors to be her favorite thing at the three Atlanta-area markets where she sells. And the markets, she said, are more than just food. It’s also about education, she said. Children who visit her booth learn how soap is made. She uses the chance to introduce them to chemistry.“Things in Mother Nature have so many more applications than just food,” she said. In south Georgia, some state farmers markets are still going strong. And one of them is the Cordele Farmers Market.“You can pick any rural road in south Georgia and follow the busted melons that fall off trucks onto the side of the road to the market in Cordele,” said Tucker Price, UGA Extension agent in Crisp County. The Cordele market has been in business since the late 1940s. Despite its abundance of vegetables, including hard-to-find heirloom varieties, it’s best known for its melons. Price remembers making the trek to Cordele as a child to help sell watermelons. And like Price in his childhood days, Estabrook is now making the farmers market a family affair. Her husband and son play in the market’s pickup musical band, and her daughter sells homemade doggie treats.“It’s a great family venue for me,” she said. “I’ve made a lot of friends, both vendors and shoppers, and my family is there.” “It’s great to see those interactions of someone walking up to a booth and knowing the farmer by name and being able to discuss what they liked about the food they got last week,” Tedrow said. “People definitely form relationships with both the growers and the food.”For more information on Georgia farmers markets, visit or read more

On Compliance: It’s time to think like a lawyer

first_imgIn law school, I was taught that lawyers are always the smartest people in the room and deserve to rule the world. But spending the last 20-plus years working with credit unions has taught me humility. With apologies to attorney Roy Bergengren, credit unions have survived and prospered with relatively little reliance on lawyers, compared to banks. Their managers are rarely trained or disposed to think like lawyers.The time has come, though, when credit union managers could benefit from thinking a little bit more like lawyers. The National Credit Union Administration board is currently chaired by a lawyer of distinction, Mark McWatters, who is putting his background to work to provide regulatory relief for credit unions. To take advantage of what is on offer, credit unions will need to develop some legal consciousness.For example, NCUA has long lagged behind the federal bank regulatory agencies in providing procedural due process to its regulated entities that would like to challenge agency decisions. At the Oct. 18 NCUA board meeting, the agency took steps to rectify this situation. The board adopted two final rules, effective Jan. 1, that should make it more attractive to appeal adverse decisions rendered by NCUA staff. 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, July 2, 2013

first_imgWellington Police notes Tuesday, July 02, 2013:•10 a.m. Officers investigated control of animals and vicious dogs in the 500 block N. Poplar, Wellington.•10 a.m. Dustin D. Martin, 32, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with two dogs at large.•12:05 p.m. Anthony A. Renfro, 48, Wellington was arrested and charged with domestic violence in the 200 block N. C, Wellington.•12:45 p.m. Non-Injury, hit and run, private property accident in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington involving an unknown vehicle and a parked and unoccupied vehicle owned by Kimberly A. Hefley, Wellington.•Daniel D. Lott, 30, Wellington was served a summons to appear for a charge of criminal damage to property.•Julia A. Stone, 48, Wellington was served a summons to appear for a charge of failure to provide proof of insurance.•3:31 p.m. Officers investigated burglary and criminal damage to property in the 200 block N. G, Wellington.•7:37 p.m. Officers investigated violation of offender registration by a known suspect in the 200 block N. Haslet, Wellington.•11:45 p.m. Levi R. Lane, 34, Wellington was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamines, possession of drug paraphernalia and two Sumner County Warrants.last_img read more

Cats use power play to claw past Leafs 5-2 Friday in the East Kootenay City

first_imgThe Nelson Leafs got off to a rocky start on a six-game Kootenay International Junior Hockey League road trip through the East Kootenay and Okanagan.The Creston Thunder Cats scored three first period goals en route to a 5-2 victory Friday at the Johnny Bucyk Arena. The win avenged a 6-5 loss to Nelson earlier this season.Scott Butters, Scott Swiston and Trevor Forward, the latter two goals coming in a span of 25 seconds on the power play, scored for Creston. The two extra-man goals came after Leaf forward Max Mois was whistled for a five-minute penalty for checking-from-behind.Colton Schell gave Nelson some brief life in the second, scoring eight minutes into the frame.However, the Thunder Cats restored its three-goal advantage on another power play marker by Brandon Formosa.Swiston increased the Creston lead before the period ended to 5-1.Dallon Stoddart scored the other goal for Nelson in the third.Creston out shot the Leafs 32-30 with Creston’s Tyler Moffat out dueling Andrew Walton in goal to register the win.Nelson, 12-5-0-1, returns to action Saturday in Beaver Valley against the Hawks. Beaver Valley trails Nelson by a single point in Murdoch Division standings with the Hawks playing three less games.LEAF NOTES: Nelson drops to 5-2 on the road this season. . . . Nelson forward Patrick Martens had an assist to add to his point scoring streak — the streak is now 13 games. However, Martens now trails Ryan Edwards of Beaver Valley by a single point in KIJHL scoring. Friday’s game in Creston was the first time Martens has not had more than one point in six games. . . . Nelson Minor Hockey grad Carsen Willans was names the third star Friday. . . . Injuries continue to hamper the Leafs as Nelson played the game with only 14 skaters. . . . Missing from the lineup were defenceman Riley Henderson, Walker Sidoni and Blake Arcuri along with forwards Linden Horswill, Matti Jmaeff and Brett Norman. Norman was a healthy [email protected]last_img read more

Dez Bryant, not Brandon Pettigrew, is the most important player of the Mike Gundy era

first_img“Either my pops or Dez Bryant because both of them are studs,” said Brandon Sheperd when asked who had the biggest influence on his football career.“The whole reason I came up here (to Stillwater) is because I love everything that Dez does. I wanted to follow in his footsteps.”I’m pretty sure nobody ever said that about Brandon Pettigrew.Sheperd was just 15 when Dez got on campus in 2007 and even now, eight years (!) later, No. 1 is still being talked about. Thing is, this will continue to be the case as Dez has success in the NFL.Brandon Pettigrew mattered to the past.Dez Bryant matters to the future.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Dez Bryant, still making noise in Stillwater. (USATSI)Dez Bryant, still making noise in Stillwater. (USATSI)Last week, Mike Gundy tried to say that Brandon Pettigrew is the most important player in the resurgence (surgence?) of OSU football.“The one player who changed this program was Brandon Pettigrew,” Gundy told the Tulsa World. I don’t really think that’s true and here’s why.last_img read more

KUSI Contributor AM 760 Radio Host Mark Larson with his kind words

first_img KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Posted: August 27, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – With the recent passing of Sen. McCain, Mark Larson, KUSI Contributor & AM 760 Radio Host, shared his thoughts on his relationship with the late war hero. Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News, Politics FacebookTwitter KUSI Contributor & AM 760 Radio Host Mark Larson, with his kind words on Sen. McCain August 27, 2018last_img read more