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