2022 – Community Updates

2022 – Community Updates

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A collection of ACEnet Community Updates from 2022 from various authors on different ACEnet projects.

 

2021 – Community Updates

2021 – Community Updates

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A collection of ACEnet Community Updates from 2021 from various authors on different ACEnet projects.

 

2020 Community Updates

2020 Community Updates

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A collection of ACEnet Community Updates from 2020 from various authors on different ACEnet projects.

 

2019 – Community Updates

2019 – Community Updates

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A collection of ACEnet Community Updates from 2019 from various authors on different ACEnet projects.

 

2018 – Community Updates

2018 – Community Updates

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A collection of ACEnet Community Updates from 2018 from various authors on different ACEnet projects.

 

2017 – Community Updates

2017 – Community Updates

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A collection of ACEnet Community Updates from 2017 from various authors on different ACEnet projects.

 

2016 – Community Updates

2016 – Community Updates

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A collection of ACEnet Community Updates from 2016 from various authors on different ACEnet projects.

 

2015 – Community Updates

2015 – Community Updates

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A collection of ACEnet Community Updates from 2015 from various authors on different ACEnet projects.

 

Celebrating the Shawnee Farmers Market

Celebrating the Shawnee Farmers Market

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The village of Shawnee in Perry County, Ohio is home to a vibrant history of Appalachian heritage, coal mining, Victorian-era architecture, outdoor recreation on the Buckeye Trail and Wayne National Forest— and recently, a growing farmers market.

The Shawnee Farmers Market (SFM) runs the first Friday of every month, May through October, and is organized by a grassroots network of Shawnee residents, local government, and nonprofit organizations including Destination Shawnee, Southern Perry Incubation Center for Entrepreneurs (SPICE), Rural Action, and the Appalachian Center for Economic Networks (ACEnet). The final market of the season is Friday, October 7th from 5-7pm in Shawnee.

 

This year marks a new period of growth as Rural Action leads the SFM in the Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP), a USDA grant intended to expand direct producer-to-consumer markets and … Read More

Whether you’re venturing out to dine or mostly cooking at home, you’ve probably noticed a trend toward more local, fresh, and healthy food in the past few years. Farmers markets saw an uptick in attendance during the COVID-19 pandemic as they became one of the few safe places for community members to gather, and new farm-to-table style restaurants that work directly with farmers to provide fresh produce, meats and cheese have gained popularity as a cornerstone of the local food scene.

 

According to the International Food Information Council, in 2022, 52% of Americans report that they followed a specific “eating pattern”- such as plant-based and clean eating- in the past year and highlighted “local” as an important food source to them. This represents a marked increase from the past few years … Read More