Farmers Hit Hard by Credit Crisis; Starbucks Launches Big Campaign

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The credit crisis is hitting farmers hard, as banks' reluctance to lend leaves some short of cash. [WSJ]

Starbucks is launching its biggest marketing campaign ever, a series of print ads and posters that touts the perfection of the chain's coffee. [NYT]

Bon Apptit has named Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream as one of the ten best ice-cream shops in America. [Bon Apptit]

A group of Brooklynites are protesting against incessantly blaring ice-cream-truck jingles. [Gothamist]

Danny Meyer isn't the only big name restaurateur to get out of the Tavern on the Green bidding process: The Cipriani group and Glorious Food have also backed out. [City Room/NYT]