Keep up with the latest policy news, USDA Funding Announcements, and food systems happenings in the Northeast.
A note from our Executive Director
With donations from local farms and support from local non-profit ADK Action and the Adirondack Foundation, Hub on the Hill was able to start creating EFPs (emergency food packages).
Food Not Bombs Providence is supporting its residents by delivering groceries with produce recovered from restaurants and local farms in Pawtucket, RI.
Federal and local governments have continued to pass policies and aid packages to try and address the economic fallout from the Coronavirus pandemic. We’ve rounded up some links and resources for deciphering what programs provide aid to farmers and food systems stakeholders, as well as some current asks for the next federal aid package.
There are many policy platforms, opportunities, and resources out right now around COVID-19. Here are just a few that we can support!
A letter from our Executive Director
Street vendors in NYC face a variety of challenges, and many work together in the Street Vendor Project to address barriers and difficulties. Kele shares with us her experiences as a vendor, and her hopes for the future of vending in the city.
Editors Note: Many people of diasporic communities maintain deep ties to their home countries. Jersey City, NJ resident, Filipino farmer/organizer Christiaan Delgado-Pfeifer is developing their skills as a student at Farm School NYC so they can share knowledge and support the sovereignty of young people in the Philippines. We're grateful to them for sharing their story here.
For the past two years, NESAWG has been facilitating a group of sustainable agriculture stakeholders to have a presence at the National and Northeast Associations of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA and NEASDA) annual meetings, in order to strengthen relationships between sustainable food systems leaders and state agriculture officials as well as raise awareness about our partners’ work throughout our twelve state region. Among other things, NASDA members (who are all state agriculture officials) take official policy positions that the organization then advocates for in Congress and USDA. Last month, our work with NASDA brought me to their 2019 annual meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Sustainable Jersey City is pushing forward a just food system. Learn more about what's happening in the host city for this year's It Takes a Region NESAWG conference.