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Farm Aid to Mark 30 Years of Action for Family Farmers at Music Festival in Chicago on Sept. 19
Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews to bring Farm Aid 30 to FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island.
Farm Aid today announced that it will host its 30th anniversary music and food festival at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island in downtown Chicago on Sept. 19."We organized the first Farm Aid concert in Illinois in 1985 to respond to the people suffering during the Farm Crisis," said Farm Aid President and Founder Willie Nelson. "Thirty years later, in Chicago, we'll bring together so many of the people — farmers, eaters, advocates and activists — who have made the progress of the Good Food Movement possible. At Farm Aid 30, we'll celebrate the impact we've had and rally our supporters for the work ahead." Read full press release.
Greener Fields Together™ Announces Cultivating Change Grant Program for Local Farms - Application Period is September 1, 2015 – October 31, 2015
Greener Fields Together™ (GFT), the sustainability and local produce initiative created by PRO*ACT, the produce supply-chain management company, is proud to announce Cultivating Change, a grant program for local farms. Through Cultivating Change, local growers are eligible to apply for grants ranging from $3,000 to $10,000. The grants will be funded on an annual basis to qualifying growers through an online voting platform and industry review panel. Read full press release.
StoneCreek Hydroponics, one of Royal's local farms, obtained GFT certification in 2014. In this short video, owner, Zach Unruh, talks about the certification process working with Pro*Act and Royal Food Service.
To learn more, visit our JOIN GFT page.
Georgia Grown Commissioner Gary Black Praises Royal as Early Adopter of their Innovations at Test Kitchen Meeting
This meeting held at Royal Food Service on July 23, 2015 was a remarkable opportunity for Royal to meet with key leaders at Georgia Grown (Georgia Dept. of Agriculture), the Georgia Dept. of Education, and school nutrition directors from across Georgia, who discussed Georgia Grown's Test Kitchen program. The program will be conducted at selected Georgia schools to help improve nutrition for students and minimize the complexity of meal preparation in school kitchens. Read full news release.
Royal Food Service Joins Georgia Organics
Royal Food Service is now a member of Georgia Organics, an organization recognized state-wide and abroad for its expertise in local, sustainable organic agriculture. We believe this affiliation will help us to better support local organic farming, our customers in healthcare whose patients depend on certified organic produce for treatment, and increase visibility to our expanding line of organic fruits and vegetables.
Learn more about Georgia Organics
Newton County Schools Chooses Royal
The Newton County School System is preparing to feed its students in the 2014-15 school year, approving various contracts at the Board of Education. Among them was Royal Food Service of Atlanta who was selected as the vendor of choice for providing produce and fresh eggs, with the contract becoming effective on June 25 and ending June 24, 2015. Romaine lettuce, apples, oranges, onions, nectarines and peaches are just a few of the produce items that Royal will provide.
It was determined by the Newton school district that Royal Food Service offered the lowest cost to the school district. (Newton Citizen, June 5, 2014, Ryan McKenzie) Read full article.
Royal Joins to Support Georgia SHAPE'S Healthy Child Initiative
Georgia SHAPE is an exciting initiative to improve Georgia’s future, beginning with our state’s most vital and important asset: our young people. We know all children can benefit from knowledge of their current health-related fitness levels, along with a capacity to develop and implement strategies for personal improvement. Read more about Georgia SHAPE.Below: Georgia SHAPE team poses with Governor Nathan Deal.
Compass Group North America is Newest Greener Fields Together™ Hospitality Partner
Compass Group North America, the leading foodservice management and support services company, is the newest hospitality partner in Greener Fields Together, the sustainability and local produce initiative created by the PRO*ACT produce supply-chain management company. Read news release.