Keep up with the latest policy news, USDA Funding Announcements, and food systems happenings in the Northeast.
The BIPOC Farmer Relief Fund provided awards to farmers of color in the Northeast who were financially impacted by COVID.
Learn more about our new Board member, Noelle Warford
Let’s use these policy proposals as a guide in our advocacy and visioning.
Learn more about our new Board member, Sister Anna Muhammad
NESAWG convenes a group of food systems organizations and leaders who engage collectively with the Northeast Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NEASDA) at their annual meeting and throughout the year. We can’t engage in person this year, so we are compiling an online publication to show our state Departments of Agriculture how sustainable agriculture and food systems stakeholders use federal, state, and local programs in innovative ways to improve our regional food system. If you have a story about a federal, state, or municipal program or policy, fill out this form to tell us briefly about your effort and we will be in touch to discuss how we can share your story.
We must make sure that the policies we advocate for within the food system aren’t undercutting or co-opting the demands of Black frontline organizations.
A reflection from NESAWG
We have new board members!
We spoke to farmer, community activist, and one of the founders of The Cooperative Gardens Commission (CGC), Nate Kleinman, who shared the vision for the CGC, and what they are doing to facilitate resource sharing between people who have growing knowledge and resources and the people who need them.
A note from our Executive Director