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Need: Uniting Food Consumers and Producers

Does anyone know of existing technologies, platforms, non-profit or for-profit organizations that are working to connect the gap between food producers and food consumers? I'd like to raise awareness of the experience of female farmers, and to encourage them to connect with those who buy their produce--which is usually women. This will help consumers better understand where their food comes from and where they're directing their money, and to thereby make more conscientious decisions when buying their food. Hopefully, also, women's involvement and influence in the world of agriculture will gain greater attention.

Thanks so much!
Manuela

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Dear Manuela,

Hope you are Ok.!. What a bright idea of connecting women farmers with Women Consumers. I know it will be possible., but women farmers and those who would like to connect them might not have resources to TAKE OFF alsoone should know the products that would move fast.

Hope for the best.

TERESA
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Manuela,
You might want to connect to PulseWire member, Lili. Her husband is the owner and chef of a restaurant which uses 95% local, organic ingredients. Their business supports over 200 local farming families. They are also involved in changing how kids eat by showing them they have options. They spend time at a local middle school taking in fresh and natural ingredients and teaching kids how to cook things like vegetable stir-fry, potato gnocchi, and spinach crepes. They also put a garden in the school grounds so they can participate in growing fruits and vegetables - that they will then cook and eat. Lili can be found at:
http://www.worldpulse.com/user/1668

I also have some reports regarding Farmers Markets from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that may be of help in this area. Reply to this post if you are interested in any of this information:
-- Farmers Market Statistics 2006
-- Farmers Market Consortium Resource Guide
-- Resources for Farmers Markets (National Farmers Market Survey 2005)

All the best, Janice

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