By FALPC Intern, Jacquelyn Burmeister The Worcester Food and Active Living Policy Council (FALPC) will be hosting a photo contest as part of this year’s annual Food Day celebration. Food Day is a nationally recognized event that aims to inspire Americans to change their diets and food policies. Worcester FALPC is a network of local […]
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 […]
Learn more about the new food and active living policies that have passed this year!
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, […]