HLS Delta Project students present to Memphis food stakeholders in March 2011

In March 2011, three HLS Delta Project students spent a week in Memphis, working with community members to recommend changes to the Memphis Food Code. These students were part of a team of over 20 students that worked throughout the 2010-2011 year to recommend a comprehensive overhaul of the Code. A brief video of the students presenting to the community can be seen here: Memphis Food Code The...
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Farmers markets for EVERYONE in the Delta

The Delta Project’s Farmers Market Working Group is spending the Spring 2010 semester researching and analyzing an issue getting more attention across the U.S.: farmers market access for people receiving food assistance benefits.  Team members are currently hard at work researching all 50 states (along with Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico!) so that they can understand the scope of the...
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Farmers Markets – Sales Tax Exemption

Throughout the fall 2009 semester, HLS Delta Project volunteers drafted a set of legislative recommendations for Mississippi to promote and strengthen farmers markets in the state. Recommendations focused on four areas: sales tax, food safety regulations, use of food assistance benefits at markets, and market funding by county and municipal governments. Several students traveled to Mississippi...
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