Blog

Keep up with the latest policy news, USDA Funding Announcements, and food systems happenings in the Northeast.

Feb 28, 2021

In March 2020, as the COVID pandemic re-organized the way people shopped, cooked, and socialized, Connecticut officials quickly designated farmers’ markets as “essential businesses” to keep them open during the shut-down. This maintained farmers’ livelihoods, provided fresh food to residents, and offered a sense of normalcy during a turbulent season.

Feb 28, 2021

In Lewiston, Maine, Cooperative Development Institute (CDI) supported New Americans Mohamed Abukar, Batula Ismail, Seynab Ali, and Jabril Abdi in founding New Roots Cooperative Farm, the first immigrant-owned cooperative in Maine, with funding from USDA’s Outreach for Socially and Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers Program and a USDA Rural Development Socially Disadvantaged Groups Grant, as well as from private philanthropy.

Jan 27, 2021

How State and Federal Programs Support Farmers, Fishermen, Food Entrepreneurs, and Consumers in the Northeast

Jan 11, 2021

NESAWG'S response to the events that happened on Jan. 6th and our demands (lifted up from the Movement for Black Lives and the Working Families Party).

Nov 19, 2020

Learn how direct service organizations, non profits, activists, and community members tackled food insecurity in Kingston, NY.

Nov 19, 2020

Learn more about our new Board member, Ulum Pixan Athohil Suk’il

Nov 19, 2020

Guide to navigate food policies post election.

Oct 14, 2020

Make sure you are educated about your vote and follow this resource to help find

Oct 14, 2020

Learn more about our new Board member, Rebekah Williams