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Find a Farmers Market Near You

Going to a farmers market is a great way to make sure you are eating fresh, healthy foods and reducing your carbon footprint by buying locally. They also allow farmers to establish relationships with their customers and create a sense of loyalty.

The USDA maintains a National Farmers Market Directory where you can locate a farmers market near you, find out what products are available there, and the types of payment they accept.


If there is no farmers market in your area, consider starting your own. There may be grant programs available to help you get started.

If you or someone you know is suffering from depression or having suicidal thoughts, help is available.

Image description: Shark-crazed? Follow @NOAAFisheries on Twitter all Shark Week long and find a year’s worth of video, photos and shark science.

Image description: Shark-crazed? Follow @NOAAFisheries on Twitter all Shark Week long and find a year’s worth of video, photos and shark science.

Image description: On Saturday, the Navy christened a new research ship the “Sally Ride” after the first U.S. woman and youngest person in space. It is the fifth current ship named for an astronaut. 
Photo from the U.S. Navy

Image description: On Saturday, the Navy christened a new research ship the “Sally Ride” after the first U.S. woman and youngest person in space. It is the fifth current ship named for an astronaut. 


Photo from the U.S. Navy

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From the National Archives::

Robin Williams (1951-2014)

Actor, Comedian, Friend to the USO and the troops

Comedian and actor Robin Williams shakes hands with US Army (USA) CHIEF Warrant Office Two (WO2) Davis, 4th Infantry Division (ID) at Kirkuk Air Base (AB), Iraq (IRQ). Mr. Williams is in Kirkuk as part of the USO (United Service Organization) tour traveling through Southwest Asia with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF (JCS) during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, 12/17/2003

Robin Williams, a comedian and an actor, performs for troops during a United Services Organization (USO) visit at the Base Exchange at Camp Victory, Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 14, 2004. (USAF PHOTO by SENIOR AIRMAN Christopher A. Marasky) (Released), 12/14/2004

Actor/Comedian Robin Williams entertains the crew of US Navy (USN) ENTERPRISE CLASS: Aircraft Carrier, USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65), during a holiday special hosted by the United Service Organization (USO), during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, 12/19/2003

Actor/Comedian Robin Williams (center) visits with Ohio (OH), Air National Guard (ANG) Technical Sergeant (TSGT), Chuck Juhasz, during his visit to the 39th Medical Group (MG), Hospital at Incirlik Air Base (AB), Turkey, during Operation NORTHERN WATCH. USAF Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Jerome Limoge, Surgeon, 39th Medical Group looks on, 10/14/2002