Welcome to the Wholesome Wave Blog! Check back weekly for updates on community happenings, program successes and farmers market news from across United States. We’ll keep you updated on local heroes and our partners, all working to better the landscape healthful food access and affordability.

April 10, 2014
(Bridgeport, CT – April 10, 2014) Throughout 2013, Wholesome Wave’s Healthy Food Commerce Investments has coordinated and triggered over $4 million of investment in local food infrastructure through three deals in New England. The Investments team >>Read more
March 24, 2014
The Farmers Market Incentive Provider Study, released by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) adds to the body of knowledge about farmers market nutrition incentive programs (referred to as SNAP-based incentive programs – SBIPs), such as Wholesome >>Read more
March 18, 2014
JuJu Harris, Culinary Educator & SNAP Outreach Coordinator for Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture recently published a beautiful cookbook, The Arcadia Mobile Market Seasonal Cookbook. The 100-page cookbook highlights recipes that >>Read more
February 28, 2014
Tomorrow, Saturday, March 1, TEDx Manhattan brings us “Changing the Way We Eat.” The conference will explore themes including food access, production innovations, changing diets, food safety, and activism surrounding school meals, organic farming, and a >>Read more
February 27, 2014
According to a new study published by JAMA, childhood obesity rates among children ages two to five years old have dropped from nearly 14% in 2003-2004 to just over 8% in 2011-2012.  While, the exact factors leading to this decrease are not known, the >>Read more
February 04, 2014
After two years of partisan wrangling through a very challenging process, the House and Senate have passed a Farm Bill. There are a number of provisions in the bill that perpetuate what is broken with our current agricultural system. Real opportunities for >>Read more
January 30, 2014
 by Michel Nischan, CEO of Wholesome Wave With the Farm Bill close to passage, the term “bittersweet” is taking on a new and potent meaning. Wholesome Wave and our many community based partners have worked diligently for seven-plus years to create >>Read more
January 29, 2014
After two years, the House and Senate Agricultural committees have released a bipartisan agreement on a Farm Bill that Wholesome Wave supports. We commend Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and her House counterpart Chairman Frank Lucas (R-Okla.), as well >>Read more
January 17, 2014
More lower-income Americans shop at Farmers Markets and Farm Stands between 2011 and 2013: Trends show high growth in Central US and States with active political leadership. By Alan Hunt and Gabrielle Blavatsky Purchases made by lower-income Americans >>Read more
January 07, 2014
PAUL MCMORROW’S Dec. 31 op-ed “The city Menino built” leaves out the mayor’s early and sustained support for a healthier, fresh food system, a system affordable and accessible to all neighborhoods of Boston. Tom Menino started early when, as a city >>Read more
November 14, 2013
Michel Nischan, Chef/Owner of Paul Newman's Dressing Room Restaurant and CEO of Wholesome Wave, will star on a new Sunday night television show, “Cook Your Ass Off,” beginning December 1 at 7pm EST on HLN. Cook Your Ass Off will introduce the health >>Read more
November 11, 2013
In any given month, nearly 900,000 veterans are enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as food stamps) to provide food for their families. Roughly 1.4 million veterans are living below the poverty line, and another 1.4 >>Read more
November 06, 2013
by Gus Schumacher With Thanksgiving approaching and in light of the recent cut in food stamps,  DC’s Columbia Heights Community Market Place and its farmers are committed to helping low-income community members. To further support neighborhood families >>Read more
October 28, 2013
We asked you to share with us what you are doing to help rebuild our food system. Your responses were incredible! We heard from individuals that are shopping locally; students that are building school gardens and asking questions about where their food is >>Read more
October 17, 2013
In celebration of Food Day, we want to know how you are helping to rebuild our food system. Whether you are an individual, a foundation, a corporation, a nonprofit, or a government entity, your actions make a difference - no matter how big or >>Read more
October 04, 2013
October 3, 2013 Wholesome Wave, in partnership with over 400 organizations across the country, is calling for action on our nation’s most pressing farm and food policy. More than 400 groups have signed onto the attached statement that calls for a full and >>Read more
September 30, 2013
by Gus Schumacher What’s not to like about a dockside mid-summer tasting of just harvested and freshly boiled Vineyard mussels? During Wholesome Wave’s work with Jared Auerbach, founder of Red’s Best, (www.redsbest.com), a “fish hub” business >>Read more
September 27, 2013
This past Sunday, over 25,000 people gathered at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY to attend Farm Aid’s 2013 annual benefit concert. Each Fall, Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews >>Read more
September 21, 2013
Wholesome Wave Friends, Yesterday, the House passed the nutrition bill, H.R. 3102, with a typically partisan vote of 217-210, with no Democratic supporters.. Considering the political climate in Washington, we are not surprised the bill passed. Still, we >>Read more
September 16, 2013
Wholesome Wave and Zynga are teaming up from September 16, 2013 to October 7, 2013 to ensure everyone, regardless of income, has access to fresh, healthy, locally-grown food. For a limited time, Zynga's game FarmVille 2 is offering a virtual item with Zynga's >>Read more
September 06, 2013
Wholesome Wave’s Investments Team Helps Local-Seafood Supplier Navigate Through Complicated Public-Private Financial Deal (Bridgeport, CT - Sept. 4, 2013) Red’s Best, a Boston-based wholesale seafood distributor and emerging “fish hub,” continues to >>Read more
August 27, 2013
by Olivia Kirkland WWII Veteran Francisco Villarini had reason enough to smile as he sat beside Gus Schumacher, Executive Vice President of Wholesome Wave, amidst the crowds at the Bridgeport East Side Farm Stand’s 5th Anniversary Celebration last >>Read more
August 10, 2013
By Tida Infahsaeng Michel Nischan, CEO, Wholesome Wave, Congressman Jim Himes, (D-CT), Gus Schumacher, Exec. VP, Wholesome Wave The excitement and overwhelming support for the East Side Farm Stand and other Wholesome Wave local food access >>Read more
August 09, 2013
National Farmers Market Week - Day 6 With so many fantastic events taking place during National Farmers Market Week all across the country, we’d like to take the opportunity to feature the outstanding accomplishments of one of our partners’ markets. The >>Read more
August 08, 2013
National Farmers Market Week - Day 5 As National Farmers Market Week closes, hospitals are fostering new relationships with farmers markets. Serving some 7 million American veterans, the 153 Veterans’ Administration hospital system is the latest health >>Read more
August 07, 2013
  National Farmers Market Week – Day 4   Our National Farmers Market Week coverage continues with details about an exciting and groundbreaking new study released today by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). The article entitled “The >>Read more
August 07, 2013
BRIDGEPORT (August 7, 2013) – The East Side Farm Stand has never been more successful, thanks to an innovative collaboration between the City of Bridgeport, Wholesome Wave, and Cecarelli Farms, to bring affordable, healthy, local fruits and vegetables >>Read more
August 06, 2013
National Farmers Market Week - Day 3 By Gus Schumacher, Executive VP, Wholesome Wave My wife and I stopped by almost too late at Cape Cod’s newest farmers market in Truro on July 28th, as some 600 shoppers had already purchased most of the products >>Read more
August 05, 2013
MEDIA ALERT August 3, 2013   Wholesome Wave Celebrates National Farmers Market Week at  Bridgeport’s East Side Farm Stand   On Wednesday, August 7th, Wholesome Wave CEO and James Beard Award-winning chef Michel Nischan will join City >>Read more
August 05, 2013
  National Farmers Market Week - Day 2 By Olivia Kirkland As a part of National Farmers Market Week, we would like to take a moment to highlight another way in which direct marketing from farmer to consumer can result in powerful and beneficial >>Read more
August 04, 2013
Gus Schumacher, Exec VP, Wholesome Wave (center), with Anne Alonzo USDA's AMS Administrator (left) and Astrid Pleitez, Farmer (right) Photo by Andrew Kreiger National Farmers Market Week got off to a great start this Saturday at the kick-off celebration in >>Read more
August 04, 2013
  National Farmers Market Week – Day 1 Join Wholesome Wave in celebrating National Farmers Market Week! Check back to our blog every day this week to read about the different ways that farmers markets benefit our communities, local economies, and >>Read more
July 29, 2013
(Bridgeport, CT - July 29, 2013) We are excited and honored to announce that our own Gus Schumacher, Executive Vice President and Co-founder of Wholesome Wave was awarded a 2013 James Beard Foundation Leadership Award. The Leadership Awards recognize >>Read more
July 28, 2013
Gus Schumacher, Executive Vice President, Wholesome Wave We are overwhelmed by the huge amount of local, national and international media interest regarding the launch of Wholesome Wave’s Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program (FVRx) in two New York >>Read more
July 23, 2013
News Release from New York City Office of the Mayor FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 23, 2013 www.nyc.gov   DEPUTY MAYOR GIBBS, HEALTH COMMISSIONER FARLEY AND HEALTH AND HOSPITAL CORPORATIONS PRESIDENT AVILES LAUNCH NEW PROGRAMS TO HELP FAMILIES >>Read more
July 11, 2013
Cecarelli Farm's produce at Bridgeport's East Side Farm Stand (Bridgeport, CT – 7/11/13) This week marked the start of the farmers market season in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Yesterday was opening day for the City of Bridgeport Health and Social Services >>Read more
June 27, 2013
USDA Rural Development Acting Under Secretary Doug O’Brien and Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee (Pawtucket, RI, June 25, 2013) USDA Rural Development Acting Under Secretary Doug O’Brien and Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee joined several other >>Read more
June 26, 2013
By Gus Schumacher, Executive VP, Wholesome Wave The Pentagon’s new Healthy Base Initiative Farmers Market program at the Ft. Belvoir Defense Logistic Agency (DLA) and Defense Health Headquarters Tricare (DHHQ) installations in Northern Virginia is off to a >>Read more
June 21, 2013
With the resounding defeat of the Farm Bill yesterday the U.S. House of Representatives has a renewed opportunity to follow the Senate’s bipartisan lead and show the American public it can draft a Farm Bill that respects all Americans and does not cut food >>Read more
June 12, 2013
2nd Graders sell produce at Barnum School in Bridgeport, CT with Food Corps Service Member, Amy Kleinman By Amy Kleinman, Food Corps Service Member For the second year in a row, a team of 2nd grade teachers at Barnum School in Bridgeport, CT collaborated >>Read more
June 11, 2013
June 11, 2013 Dear Wholesome Wave Supporters, Partners and Friends, The U.S. Senate proved that bipartisanship is still possible in Congress, at least when it comes to the Farm Bill. The Farm Bill passed in the Senate Monday evening by a vote of 66 to >>Read more
June 07, 2013
Yesterday, the U.S. Senate approved cloture on the farm bill with a 75-22 vote. The cloture vote means the Senate will close debate on pending amendments, move to final debate on the legislation and vote to send the bill to the House. As a result of the >>Read more
June 04, 2013
 A new study by CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion found that farmers markets, food hubs and nutrition assistance programs play critical roles in increasing fruit and vegetable consumption across the United States. >>Read more
June 03, 2013
News Release - June 3, 2013 (Bridgeport, CT ) – Through a collaborative financing initiative, Wholesome Wave and CEI have teamed up to help Farm Fresh Rhode Island expand its ability to support New England small and midsize farms and make local food more >>Read more
May 24, 2013
This past Monday, May 20, the Senate began consideration of S 954, the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2013, or more familiarly the Farm Bill. Importantly for Wholesome Wave and our partners, it provides funding of $20 million  a year for SNAP >>Read more
May 17, 2013
This week, both the U.S. House and Senate Agriculture Committees passed their respective versions of the Farm Bill. This coming Monday, May 20th, the full Senate will consider its version of the bill. Our Wholesome Wave policy team is keeping track of key >>Read more
May 16, 2013
(Bridgeport, CT - May 15, 2013) "Our hearts go out to everyone at Organic Valley tonight.  A fire destroyed nearly two-thirds of the company’s headquarters in La Farge, Wisconsin, Tuesday evening. Fortunately, we are told none of the 400 employees there >>Read more
May 03, 2013
 Farmers Market Coalition and Wholesome Wave to Host Webinar on May 6th  To Answer Questions About New Eligibility Rules for Wireless EBT Machine Grants The USDA is taking new steps to ensure that every farmers market across the country is able to accept >>Read more
May 01, 2013
by Ashley Gaudiano Wholesome Wave’s 4th Annual National Partner Convening brought together over 150 enthused participants to the nation’s capital. Attendees included market managers and farmers that take part in Wholesome Wave programs and represent >>Read more
April 29, 2013
by Ashley Gaudiano Agriculture Undersecretary Kevin Concannon announced Monday (April 29, 2013) the expanded eligibility for USDA grants to improve access to fresh produce and healthy foods by SNAP recipients at farmers markets throughout the country. In >>Read more
April 23, 2013
Tom Colicchio, José Andrés, & Will Allen joined Wholesome Wave CEO Michel Nischan (Washington, D.C. - April 23, 2013) With nearly a dozen chefs at their side, local food advocates visited Capitol Hill today to encourage lawmakers to support >>Read more
April 19, 2013
Tom Colicchio, José Andrés, & Will Allen to join Wholesome Wave CEO Michel Nischan Nearly a dozen chefs will descend on Capitol Hill Tuesday, April 23, to join Wholesome Wave and its more than 60 partner organizations from 27 states across the >>Read more
April 10, 2013
Wholesome Wave partner, farmer Sarah Smith, of Skowhegan Maine Wholesome Wave partner Sarah Smith, a farmer out of Skowhegan, Maine, took center stage with Top Chef Tom Colicchio in Washington D.C. yesterday as Representative Chellie Pingree (D-ME) and >>Read more
April 05, 2013
More confirmation out of rural South Carolina that nutrition incentives programs, similar to Wholesome Wave’s Double Value Program, are effective tools to help underserved customers improve access to fruits and vegetables, improve health and boost rural >>Read more
March 25, 2013
The Defense Department selected thirteen military installations for their new innovative Healthy Base Initiative. According to the Department of Defense, the initiative aims to develop programs for service members and their families to “take charge of >>Read more
March 15, 2013
 Farmers Markets as “Food Hubs” for Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program, Farm to School Procurement and Nutrition Incentives for SNAP, WIC and Seniors Barbara Coello, a senior World Bank rural economist, often visits her neighborhood DC Mt Pleasant >>Read more
March 13, 2013
Left to right, Skye Cornell, Wholesome Wave, with Yale School of Public Health Student Consulting Group members Janeen Drakes, Kimberly Miller-Tolbert, Courtney Armstrong, Shefali Kumar and Mary Traglia The wellness and prevention provisions in the >>Read more
March 06, 2013
Truro farmers briefed Massachusetts Agricultural Board Chairman Fred Dabney on the rapid growth in Truro agriculture and invited him to be a judge at the 2nd Annual Zucchini 500 scheduled for September 1, 2013 at the Truro Agriculture Fair. Francie >>Read more
March 01, 2013
by Ashley Gaudiano A compelling new documentary, A Place at the Table, takes a close look at hunger in America through the lens of three people struggling with food insecurity: Barbie, a single mother with two young children who is struggling to make ends >>Read more
February 22, 2013
SNAP sales at farmers markets increased nearly 42% between 2011 and 2012, reports Farmers Market Coalition in a recent blog post. This can in part be attributed to the increased number of farmers markets that became authorized SNAP retailers during fiscal >>Read more
February 19, 2013
The budget plan recently unveiled by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-NV, would correct some of the critical inequities in the farm bill extension measure negotiated behind closed doors as part of the New Year “fiscal cliff” deal. The proposed >>Read more
February 14, 2013
New Public-Private Partnership with NYC Health and Hospital Corporation Made Possible by Support from the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund With the support of a $250,000 grant from the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, Wholesome Wave will partner with >>Read more
February 07, 2013
by Ashley Gaudiano On February 5th, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA) delivered a rousing speech to the House of Representatives around the theme of "End Hunger Now." This is the first in a series of speeches in the End Hunger Now campaign that Representative >>Read more
February 01, 2013
Michel Nischan, CEO & Co-Founder Wholesome Wave February 1, 2013 While the U.S. Senate has placed the Farm Bill as a top priority in the coming weeks, there has been no such commitment from the House. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas >>Read more
January 26, 2013
Due: February 28, 2013 Wholesome Wave is requesting proposals for a business plan to achieve national scale for the innovative Fruit & Vegetable Prescription Program. The successful plan will maximize and balance both social and financial returns to meet >>Read more
January 25, 2013
Michel Nischan, CEO & Co-Founder Wholesome Wave January 25, 2013 Despite the fact that “fiscal battles” could continue to delay work on writing a new Farm Bill anytime soon, Wholesome Wave is pleased that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid >>Read more
January 18, 2013
Michel Nischan, CEO & Co-Founder Wholesome Wave January 18, 2013 I hope you enjoyed the inaugural Wholesome Wave’s News in Review. Below are a few of the links that have caught my attention this week. I was encouraged to read that two top former >>Read more
January 18, 2013
Proposal to create a “Massachusetts Food Innovation Trust Fund.” As 2013 gets underway, Boston’s Mayor Tom Menino is expanding his innovative city food policy work. His latest initiative was to ask Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz to file in the State >>Read more
January 15, 2013
In an effort to support regional family farms and increase the local purchasing power of one of Washington DC’s most innovative nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping solve poverty, poor health and hunger through healthy food distribution and culinary >>Read more
January 11, 2013
Michel Nischan, CEO & Co-Founder Wholesome Wave January 11, 2013 I am excited to launch Wholesome Wave’s News in Review. Each week we will share with you some of the top news stories relevant to Wholesome Wave, our friends and supporters, covering >>Read more
January 07, 2013
by Pruitti Kerdchoochuen On December 17th, the Double Value Coupon Program (DVCP) team  headed to DC to participate in the first mid-Atlantic DVCP Partners Convening to share their accomplishments and challenges of the 2012 season and brainstormed ways to >>Read more
January 03, 2013
$1.33 billion and $160 million in debt relief is available to Hispanic and female farmers through a USDA claims process until March 25, 2013. In September 2012, the USDA established a claims process to make available up to $1.33 billion to Hispanic and women >>Read more
January 02, 2013
Wholesome Wave Statement: “Like many Americans we are disappointed that Congress could not pass a Farm Bill in 2012, and was forced to partially extend the 2008 Farm Bill for 9 months through the 11th hour back-room deal on the fiscal cliff. The >>Read more
December 31, 2012
by Ashley Gaudiano You can view some photographs of the event online in our Facebook gallery. More photos and video to follow. “Some times you feel like a stranger, right now you feel like home,” sang Mary McBride to patients and staff at the CT >>Read more
December 20, 2012
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is on a mission to rejuvenate struggling rural communities and says investing in local and regional agriculture is key to creating more jobs and encouraging people to move back into dwindling rural towns. Speaking at a >>Read more
December 20, 2012
A nationwide study commissioned by Wholesome Wave, Fair Food Network, marketumbrella.org and Roots of Change concluded that programs designed to incentivize the use of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits at farmers markets significantly >>Read more
December 19, 2012
by Ashley Gaudiano Small Farms Are Having a Big Impact on DC Area Residents, Farm Credit & Country Mortgages, December 17, 2012 Robert Schubert, former Executive Director and a founder of the Washington, DC non-profit Columbia Heights Community >>Read more
December 19, 2012
by Ashley Gaudiano Encole Stewart, a retired teacher who dedicated years of service to the Bridgeport and Stratford school systems, began frequenting the East Side Farm Stand in Bridgeport, CT this year and participating in Wholesome Wave’s Double Value >>Read more
December 10, 2012
by Ashley Gaudiano This winter, farmers markets across the country are keeping their doors open for extended seasons. According to the USDA’s National Farmers Market Directory, there is a 52 percent increase in winter markets from the previous year. Of >>Read more
December 03, 2012
by Gus Schumacher Sandy’s surge devastated New York’s Lower Manhattan historic district. Seven feet of water rose to the ceilings of the first floor of hundreds of apartments, restaurants, schools and retail shops. A month later, few first- floor >>Read more
December 01, 2012
Scottish farmer Pete Ritchie shared details with visiting Wholesome Wave Executive Vice President Gus Schumacher and colleague Alan Hunt (Newcastle University), about how Scotland is working to ensure hospital in-patients, out-patients and recovering home >>Read more
November 30, 2012
by Gus Schumacher Baroness Anne Jenkin of the House of Lords and Member of Parliament Laura Sandys (C-South Thanet) welcomed Wholesome Wave Executive Vice President Gus Schumacher to a Parliamentary Committee briefing on nutrition incentives and health. The >>Read more
November 29, 2012
By Gus Schumacher ,  Executive Vice President—Wholesome Wave; Gus@wholesomewave.org; www.wholesomewave.org; 203-226-1112 London’s energetic Mayor Boris Johnson is famous for the success of his flawless 2012 Summer Olympics. Less known is the >>Read more
November 28, 2012
24 Boston food entrepreneurs, city and state officials and investors shared ideas at Boston City Hall November 20th, 2012.  Mayor Tom Menino invited Wholesome Wave’s Gus Schumacher to co-chair this unique effort to introduce investors and funders to >>Read more
November 21, 2012
Mayor’s City Food Policy Advisors & Wholesome Wave staff meet with USDA Thirteen Mayor’s City Food Policy Advisors recently convened in Washington DC to share innovative approaches to food security, nutrition initiatives and next steps on Federal >>Read more
November 20, 2012
In celebration of Food Day 2012, Sur La Table hosted three farmers market cooking demonstrations and a weeklong customer donation challenge, all to support the work of Wholesome Wave.  Beginning October 12 and continuing through October 16, Sur La Table >>Read more
November 19, 2012
In April 2012, Wholesome Wave launched a media challenge, calling for our 60+ partners to gain media exposure that best explains how Wholesome Wave and its partners are finding new and innovative ways to Nourish Neighborhoods Across America. The magnitude of >>Read more
November 13, 2012
by Amy Kleinman The food movement is sweeping across the country, gathering supporters from all walks of life, and Bridgeport is no exception. As a FoodCorps Service Member, I will be serving with Wholesome Wave and Nutritional Services in Bridgeport, >>Read more
November 07, 2012
Wholesome Wave’s innovative and successful programs have captured international attention. Designed to promote strong links between underserved communities and farmers in an effort to improve public health and strengthen local food infrastructure, the >>Read more
November 04, 2012
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office announced that the USDA granted New York State a waiver to replace food lost by people who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits in areas hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy.  Beginning next week, the >>Read more
November 02, 2012
Dear Wholesome Wave Family, Partners and Friends, It has been a difficult week here on the East Coast. The effects of Hurricane Sandy are still being felt by millions. Our Wholesome Wave Bridgeport, CT office just had power restored and is now finally >>Read more
November 02, 2012
Recovery efforts continue after Hurricane Sandy slammed the East Coast Monday. The devastating storm killed at least 90 people and knocked out power to almost 9 million customers. According to the latest news reports, 4 million people are still in the >>Read more
November 01, 2012
Local food groups from across the state of Florida gathered last week to begin laying the groundwork for a regional food network. Wholesome Wave Vice President and CFO Daniel Ross led the meeting at the University of Miami's Abess Center for Ecosystem Science >>Read more
October 26, 2012
News Release October 26, 2012 (Bridgeport, CT) – Newman’s Own Foundation, started by the late actor and philanthropist Paul Newman, awarded Wholesome Wave a $300,000 grant to invest in rebuilding local food infrastructure and supporting innovative >>Read more
October 24, 2012
by Gus Schumacher George McGovern will be remembered for much during his extraordinary 90 years – for some it is for his difficult loss to Richard Nixon in the 1972 presidential election, for others it is for his heroics while serving as a WWII >>Read more
October 15, 2012
As part of the partnership with Wholesome Wave, Coastal Enterprises Inc. will launch a two-year feasibility study to identify the best ways to integrate Maine seafood into the northeast regional food hub system and make it more widely available to consumers." >>Read more
October 11, 2012
How do you plan to Eat Real this Food Day? Food Day is right around the corner! During the week of October 24, Wholesome Wave and our partners have a whole host of activities planned to celebrate local food & local farmers. We hope you'll join us in >>Read more
October 10, 2012
Congratulations to several Wholesome Wave partners and friends who were awarded funding from this year’s USDA Specialty Crop Block Grants. Overall the grants total $101 million, which the USDA says will be used to support farmers who grow fruits, >>Read more
October 04, 2012
Yesterday, Gus Schumacher, Wholesome Wave's Executive Vice President of Policy, appeared as a guest on WAMU 88.5's Kojo Nnamdi show. Joining Gus were Dan Charles, Food and Agriculture correspondent, NPR, John Gloster, President, Ward 8 Farmer's Market >>Read more
September 24, 2012
Media Alert September 24, 2012 (Bridgeport, CT) –A newly released report confirms the effectiveness of Wholesome Wave’s Double Value Coupon Program in changing fruit and vegetable consumption and shopping behaviors among participants receiving federal >>Read more