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 the day! We need everyone to step up and get your dialing fingers ready. The MA Senate Budget Committee has released their version of the FY17 MA budget, and it’s missing some very important funding to continue anti-hunger efforts here in Massachusetts. Many, many thanks go out to our Senate Food Policy Champions, Sen. […]
In January, the Senate Agriculture Committee unanimously voted the 2016 Improving Child Nutrition and Access Bill out of committee. The House has yet to consider it or to offer one of its own. That’s because funding for school lunches and other child nutrition programs have become a huge political football since the passage of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Act in 2010.
By FALPC Intern Jacquelyn Burmeister If you want to be connected to the local food network in Worcester County, Maleah Gustafson is your woman. She is author of the Central Mass Local Food website and Facebook page, where she boasts more than 650 followers. Not bad for a mom that works full time. The popularity […]
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, […]