Spirits & mixers: what’s trending now | News

While a great number of sectors in the food and drink market has felt the impact of the Covid pandemic, arguably few were hit quite as hard as the spirits category. With pubs and bars being closed the hospitality industry got a kick in the shins that it’s only now recovering from, while retailers revelled in the rush of customers looking to create their favourite tipples at home. New formats such as DIY cocktail letterbox kits and monthly memberships blossomed, and some could opine that the ready-to-drink (RTD) sector got a boost too. 

Bringing the party home
A newfound thirst

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Trending / SNAP: Single largest and permanent benefit increase in food stamp history | News

This fall, individuals and families in Columbia County, across Oregon and the nation who depend on food stamp assistance will see what the Biden Administration calls a significant and permanent increase in benefits.

It is reportedly the largest single increase in the food stamp system’s history, which now operates as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).






Largest Permanent Increase

This change will increase SNAP benefits distributed in Oregon by $337 million. For SNAP households this change on average will be about $36 more in money to buy food per person.




Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) Press Secretary Jake Sunderland said Biden

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Growing From the Heart promotes healthy food, sharing | News, Sports, Jobs


Martha Stewart discusses new frozen-food product line | News

Following a Friday demonstration at the Hotel Jerome, TV celebrity chef, cookbook author and businesswoman Martha Stewart sat down for lunch and an interview with the Aspen Daily News and a writer for Food & Wine magazine.

Her visit to the Food and Wine Classic in Aspen and the media interviews coincide with the launch of Martha Stewart Kitchen’s new frozen-food products, which will be available in more than 10,000 retail outlets by November. MSK Foods has partnered with global brand owner and marketer Marquee Brands to introduce more than 40 offerings, from frozen appetizers and desserts to entrées, side

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Concert will benefit healthy food program | News

SHREWSBURY — A concert on Friday at the Community Meeting House will benefit the Vermont Farmers Food Center (VFFC) Farmacy Project, Rutland County’s Food as Medicine Prescription program.

Emma Hileman, Farmacy project director for the VFFC, said the project is in its seventh year.

“Members are signed up through their health care providers to receive a free CSA (community supported agriculture) share that we curate here at the Vermont Farmers Food Center. Most of our members have chronic health conditions and they need more fruits and veggies in their diet. We partner only with local farmers so this food is

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Effort promotes healthy food, sharing practices | News, Sports, Jobs


Dr. Michelle Seguin, M.D., prepares to give a demonstration on fermenting vegetables to Growing From the Heart. (Houghton Daily Mining Gazette photo by Chris Jaehnig)