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Farmers Markets

Farmers markets allow shoppers to buy products directly from growers. This means less transportation, handling, and processing of fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, and other foods. Food sold at farmers markets is often seasonal, local, and less expensive than traditional supermarkets.   Learn More Benefits of Shopping at Farmers Markets Farmers Markets and Sustainability – USDA   Lehigh Valley Resources 2017 Lehigh […]

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Plant a Row Lehigh Valley

Plant a Row Lehigh Valley is a hunger relief organization that encourages donations of fresh produce from local gardeners. Participants can either dedicate a row of their garden, or donate excess produce after a harvest. Donations are given to food banks in the Lehigh Valley to help fight food insecurity.     For more information, visit Plant a Row For […]

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Plant a Row for the Hungry

Although it often goes unnoticed, food insecurity affects almost 11% of the people in Lehigh and Northampton counties: that’s roughly 73,000 people in our community who don’t have consistent access to healthy, affordable meals! And the health consequences are serious – a lack of fresh food leads to obesity, diabetes, and other diet related conditions. Joseph Marlin of Hellertown is fighting […]

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Fracking (Hydraulic Fracturing)

The term ‘fracking’ comes from the process of fracturing the shale rocks in which natural gas is stored by forcing a mixture of water, chemicals, and sand inside the rock to crack it and release the gas. There is some evidence that it can pollute surrounding areas, but the health consequences and environmental impacts of fracking are still being studied. […]

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Compost

Composting is the process of turning organic matter such as food waste into soil which can be used as fertilizer. It usually involves food scraps as well as soil and other organic matter such as leaves or grass clippings, which are mixed together and then decompose with the help of microorganisms in the soil. Composting prevents organic waste from going […]

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