Food http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Pop-Up Restaurant Arrives In Wyoming http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/pop-restaurant-arrives-wyoming <p>Pop-up restaurants and art galleries have been appearing in&nbsp;cities&nbsp;around the country and now the idea is starting to take off in Wyoming.</p><p>Laramie chef Lucas Barbulas has two pop-up restaurant events planned in the next couple weeks.&nbsp; He says the idea of opening a restaurant or art gallery for a single night or a few days is a concept that’s been around for decades.</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 00:44:26 +0000 Melodie Edwards 57639 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Pop-Up Restaurant Arrives In Wyoming Study Says Small Gardens Can Be As Productive As Factory Farms http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/study-says-small-gardens-can-be-productive-factory-farms <p>In collaboration with the University of Wyoming, a local food advocacy group conducted a study to find out just how many vegetables a backyard garden in Wyoming can produce.&nbsp; The project is called Team G.R.O.W., or Gardening Research of Wyoming.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 16:29:01 +0000 Melodie Edwards 53806 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Study Says Small Gardens Can Be As Productive As Factory Farms New project wants to reduce diabetes on Wind River with gardens http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/new-project-wants-reduce-diabetes-wind-river-gardens <p>A new project on the Wind River Indian Reservation seeks to reduce diabetes rates by helping tribal families grow their own vegetables. More than 11% of the people on the reservation have diabetes.</p><p>The project is a collaboration between community health groups on the reservation, and the University of Wyoming.</p><p>Virginia Sutter with Blue Mountain Associates is one of the leaders of the project. She says diabetes rates are high because tribal members have very different diets than they have historically.</p> Tue, 07 May 2013 00:13:33 +0000 Willow Belden 40364 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org New project wants to reduce diabetes on Wind River with gardens Food Freedom Act passes http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/food-freedom-act-passes <p>The Wyoming House of Representatives has passed a bill that would de-regulate the sale of homemade foods at farmers markets and between producers and consumers.&nbsp; Republican Sue Wallis of Recluse says it would allow the sale of meat and unpasteurized, raw milk.&nbsp; Lawmakers considered removing meat from the bill, but the amendment was defeated.&nbsp; Wallis says if consumers buy locally, that money will get spread throughout communities.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 22:43:10 +0000 Bob Beck 35698 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Food Freedom Act passes New Food Safety Rules continue to be debated http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/new-food-safety-rules-continue-be-debated <p>The Wyoming Department of Agriculture&rsquo;s Consumer Health Services Section is proposing new amendments to the Wyoming Food Safety Rule.</p><p>The changes outline rules for egg producers wanting to sell their eggs to restaurants, make more stringent the rules for processed cut leafy greens such as packaged salads, and limit consumption of raw milk to <em>sole</em> owners of the producing cows, their families, and unpaying guests.</p><p>Dean Finkenbinder is the manager of Consumer Health Services and he says the goal is get Wyoming in line with federal food safety guidelines.</p> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 00:11:57 +0000 Irina Zhorov 26779 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org New Food Safety Rules continue to be debated New Program & SUMMER FILM SERIES Will Help Grow Ag@Sheridan College http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/new-program-summer-film-series-will-help-grow-agsheridan-college <p>Sheridan College students have an exciting new opportunity to study sustainable food systems this fall.&nbsp; This program and several new courses were developed by Connie Fisk, a new faculty member at Sheridan College.&nbsp; The Sheridan College Ag Department programs fall into three categories: transfer programs that will prepare students to successfully pursue bachelor&rsquo;s degrees, two-year applied degrees that prepare them for careers in agriculture, and certificates that can enhance any of the college&rsquo;s degree programs or be used to provide a job-advantage in the agriculture Mon, 07 May 2012 14:21:43 +0000 Connie Fisk 23676 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org New Program & SUMMER FILM SERIES Will Help Grow Ag@Sheridan College