2018 was a busy year — and not an easy one. A look back at our blog over the past year shows a slew of Action Alerts, where we called on you to help us push some important issue to the forefront and help pass — or prevent — food policies that would affect some […]
Action Alert Join us at City Hall Tuesday, January 31, to help support the growth of urban agriculture in Worcester. City Councilor Sarai Rivera is requesting that the City Manager update the Council on progress toward releasing a draft of the city’s proposed Urban Agriculture Ordinance, which was originally proposed in 2014. Our city councilors […]
Today’s focus in 31 Days of Giving is the Regional Environmental Council, one of the local organizations that are most involved at the intersection of food justice, youth and environmental accountability.
By FALPC Intern, Jacquelyn Burmeister Visiting one of the REC Farmers Market in Worcester, you may notice something distinctive about the YouthGROW farm stand. Besides being manned by mostly youth, they are one of the few places in the market that offers something apart from the raw produce that their farm yields. Next to the […]
By FALPC Intern Jacquelyn Burmeister Worcester County boasts being the one of the most important agricultural producers in the state. The majority of our producers are small farms, containing 65 acres or less of land. This means that when we buy local in Worcester, we are directly supporting families and small businesses, and not large, […]