Archive for the food Category

2nd Farm to Fork forum this Tuesday, Nov. 9

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  (405) 309-9119 or info@normansustainability.org When it comes to local foods, many people are familiar with the farmers who produce it and the restaurants and grocery stores that sell it.  Lesser known are the distributors which provide a crucial link between them. Distribution will be the subject of the second event in “Farm […]

Farm to Fork: The Oklahoma Food Chain

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  (405) 396-6470 or info@normansustainability.org Download a flyer here. With increasing concerns about industrial farming practices, many Oklahomans are turning to local foods. They want to know where our food comes from – that it is fresh, safe, and produced with care for the environment and animals. In response to this need, a […]

Officials seek incentives to bring 'mom and pop' grocers back to Oklahoma

From NewsOK: Grocery store owners are developing an appetite to move into some of the small towns and city neighborhoods where years earlier stores closed after a major discounter arrived, an Oklahoma grocery wholesaler says. “A lot of those markets that Walmart originally came into years ago and put the ‘moms and pops’ out of […]

A tale of two chickens

Oklahoma v. Big Chicken: When he steps up —in his boots and western suit with his cowboy hat on the table–he will look U.S. District Court Judge Greg Frizzell in the eye and say something like “Your honor, may it please the court.” And with that the trial that Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson has […]

Events to mark fair trade week

From The Norman Transcript: Starting Saturday, a slew of activities centered around products made with fair labor practices will encourage Norman residents to buy fair trade certified products. Local group Norman Fair Trade will host seven events in nine days to celebrate the first-ever Fair Trade Awareness Week in Norman. “We encourage people to come […]