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Giant launches Local Produce Boxes programGiant launches Local Produce Boxes program

Giant Food has begun selling boxes of locally sourced fruit and vegetables online for on-demand delivery.

Called Local Produce Boxes, the program offers locally grown, in-season produce for order through GiantFood.com and fulfilled by the Giant Delivers service, Landover, Md.-based Giant said Tuesday. The boxes carry a retail price of $20 and contain six or more items from local farms in Maryland, Virginia and Delaware.

Giant said the Local Produce Boxes will be available throughout the summer without a subscription or purchase commitment. Items will vary weekly depending on farm harvests

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Local restaurants frozen out of COVID-19 relief money as lawsuits halt SBA grants | St. Louis News HeadlinesLocal restaurants frozen out of COVID-19 relief money as lawsuits halt SBA grants | St. Louis News Headlines

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) — An ongoing court battle over the Restaurant Revitalization Act money is keeping funding away from businesses struggling to survive the pandemic. Now restaurants in the bi-state are losing out on much-needed assistance. 

Restaurant owners in Missouri and Illinois told News 4 they were counting on that grant to help them bounce back from the pandemic. One owner said she’s now out over $80,000 she was promised.

“It’s been hard on so many levels,” Kate Baumgartner said. She’s the owner of Sacred Grounds Café in Edwardsville and said she’s been facing an uphill battle. Like many metro

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Local Eats: Ya Eat Yet? Food truck in Lapeer serves up popular Cuban sandwiches and moreLocal Eats: Ya Eat Yet? Food truck in Lapeer serves up popular Cuban sandwiches and more

LAPEER, MI — A food truck in Lapeer offers a diverse menu, but it’s best known for its Cuban sandwiches.

Alex Puckett, owner of the Lapeer-based Ya Eat Yet? food trucks, started his business in 2017 after going to school for restaurant and hotel management and gaining experience from working in the restaurant industry in Florida and Mackinac Island.

Puckett currently operates two food trucks that travel across the state to share its offerings of street corn, chicken tacos, BBQ pork tacos, loaded fries, ahi tacos, shrimp po’ boy sandwiches, burritos, Cuban sandwiches and more. Items on the menu range

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Benezet Realty CEO talks Stover plant deal, future of Montrose’s Western Slope Food and Innovation Center | Local News StoriesBenezet Realty CEO talks Stover plant deal, future of Montrose’s Western Slope Food and Innovation Center | Local News Stories

Last August, Mitchell Bennett, CEO of Benezet Realty Partners, a real estate investment company focused on food logistics, storage and production solutions, was in Montrose, working with local producers on the Western Slope through a USDA grant.

Bennett was already a fan of the area and its proximity to other regional towns, as well as the growing community. While in Montrose, the Russell Stover manufacturing facility was up for sale.

The company hadn’t before come close to completing an acquisition of that size — purchasing a 278,400-square-foot facility. But as Bennett continued to work with local producers, his conversations with

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Used cooking oil from local restaurants stolen for black marketUsed cooking oil from local restaurants stolen for black market

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Thieves are making big money stealing from unsuspecting restaurants selling their used cooking oil on the black market.

“It’s really professional,” said Manager of Shogun Lou Sulindro.  

Criminals have turned oil into biodiesel at unsuspecting spots from Scotia to Hudson like La Fiesta, Tengu Asian Bistro and Shogun.   

“I don’t know how they can steal it, what equipment they use to steal the oil,” Sulindro said.  

The Shogun manager said there’s no financial impact for them, but it’s costing companies that remove the oil, like Buffalo Biodiesel, millions of dollars.  

“We’re in a position where we’re

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