Tomato Recall & Updating The Directory

Tomato Recall & Updating The Directory

Tomato Recall & Updating The Directory plus Food Forethought. I’m Greg Martin with today’s Northwest Report.

The National Farmer’s Market Directory is asking for help in updating the directory. According to Rayne Regg the information is being made readily available.

PEGG: There was an app that was created where you could go on your phone and quickly identify where the farmer’s market near me. Or if they know a certain farmer they can find out what different farmer’s markets are they at, when are they located at them, what are the hours and so forth. I think it’s really helpful for farmer’s as well as consumers. It’s a great way to market your farmer’s market and it’s a great way for us to identify how many farmer’s markets there are throughout the nation.

A Florida tomato grower is voluntarily recalling its grape tomatoes after a sample tested positive for salmonella. The tomatoes were used in deli salads made by Tracy-based Taylor Farms Pacific Inc., which also recalled products Monday. The salads were sold in plastic trays and at deli counters in Albertsons, Raley's, Safeway, Savemart, Sam's Club and Walmart stores across Oregon, Idaho and Washington and other western states. Customers are being asked to return the recalled products to the place of purchase for a refund.

Now with today’s Food Forethought, here’s Lacy Gray.

Okay, just what is a “ruralpolitan”? Sounds like a fancy dessert, but it happens to be a professional urbanite who has abandoned city living for the rural lifestyle. Anyone remember the Green Acres Oliver and Lisa Douglas television characters? Thankfully, the modern ruralpolitan isn’t quite that naive or inept. What he or she is though is someone who has discovered or rediscovered the quality of a life based on agriculture and farming. Originally a buzzword for marketing the great outdoors to city folk, ruralpolitan has become permeated into society and now relates to more than just hobby farmers. Ruralpolitans are people who went in search of an escape from the rigors and personal seclusion of their metropolitan lifestyle and found a connection for themselves and their families to the land, wildlife, and perhaps for the first time in their lives, honest to goodness neighbors. Ruralpolitans have a lot to learn, and are well aware of that fact. That’s where their traditional farming and ranching neighbors, and ag media such as the Northwest Ag Network come in; all valuable resources that can help educate ruralpolitans.

Thanks Lacy. Remember’s auctions every second an fourth Wednesday. That’s today’s Northwest Report. I’m Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network.

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