/Tag: agriculture
27 05, 2011

Federal support for SNAP use at farmer’s markets

2017-11-08T16:17:18-04:00

Here is a letter from Sen Bernie Sanders (I-VT) supporting funds for EBT machines at farmer's markets - a VT success that needs to go national. The Honorable Daniel K. Inouye Chairman Senate Committee on Appropriations Capitol, S-128 Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Herb Kohl Chairman Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug [...]

Federal support for SNAP use at farmer’s markets2017-11-08T16:17:18-04:00
9 12, 2009

Feeding [all of the] People Well: Why Food Banks and the Sustainable, Local Agriculture Movement Need Each Other (Part 2)

2017-11-08T16:17:22-04:00

The local, sustainable agricultural community, and the movement to bring it mainstream, can really benefit from a clear connection to the food assistance network of food banks, food shelves and meal sites that make up the charitable food system. It is my experience that people committed to local food are committed to community-building and ensuring [...]

Feeding [all of the] People Well: Why Food Banks and the Sustainable, Local Agriculture Movement Need Each Other (Part 2)2017-11-08T16:17:22-04:00
4 11, 2009

Feeding [all of the] People Well: Why Food Banks and the Sustainable, Local Agriculture Movement Need Each Other (Part 1)

2017-11-08T16:17:22-04:00

There is an “insider” debate that pops up sometimes in the charitable food world: is it appropriate for food banks to distribute everything that gets donated to our network partners – food shelves, meal sites, shelters, after school programs and senior centers? Even food that isn’t nutritious, like soda, snack foods and candy? Good nutrition [...]

Feeding [all of the] People Well: Why Food Banks and the Sustainable, Local Agriculture Movement Need Each Other (Part 1)2017-11-08T16:17:22-04:00