The Dallas Farmers Market has decreed that from now till March 31, farmers will be allowed to sell non-local fruits and vegetables beside their own. Good news or bad news? You be the judge. This produce must be clearly labeled with signage provided by market management, and market staff will monitor. "If it is from a farm and we can verify where it is from, it can be sold," Nancy Barber, director of the Dallas Farmers Market, wrote in an email. It must be "purchased directly from farms."
It ain't over till it's over -- the farmers market season, that is. In fact, it's never really over. Most area farmers markets continue operating until at least the end of October, and many long after that. Some operate year-round, with reduced hours in the depths of winter. If you've always assumed that farmers market season ends with Labor Day, look at this way: The plants don't know that a holiday just passed.
Okrapalooza 2017It's time for Okrapalooza 2017, that celebration of the slimy native pod you either love or hate. Area chefs compete in the cook-off, and you get to taste their entries. But you don't have to. There's plenty of good food and drink, live entertainment, kids' activities and more. Best of all, it benefits Promise of Peace Community Gardens. Mark your calendar: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Lot, 7530 E. Grand Ave. Go to promiseofpeace.us/okrapalooza-2017.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".