NYFC October Newsletter: Jobs, Forum Experts, Farm Hack, Food Safety Action

  This has been an incredible month for our coalition. We took a stand on affordable land access in the NY Times, we are working together to change new food safety rules that threaten our farms and Farm Hack is now its own organization! We’re gathering this weekend for Farm Hack Colorado and are gearing up to prep you for next season with job postings and events.  From top to bottom, this newsletter will catch you up on a busy... Read More

What’s food day without the farmers?

Happy Food Day! Today is the day that thousands of foodies, farmers, and farm supporters come together to celebrate healthy food, sustainable agriculture and vibrant farming communities. A letter-writing event in Portland, OR. Photo courtesy of Sofie SherBurt. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate nutritious food and growing farms than by speaking up for the beginning, local and sustainable farmers who make it possible! NYFC has reported... Read More

New Food Safety Resources to Help Your Action

Less than two weeks remain before the official National Day of Action on food safety! We’ve been hearing from folks all over the country, with events planned not only on October 20th, but all throughout the next month.  It’s amazing to see what the beginning farmer network is capable of!   Read More  Read More

Food Safety Alert – National Day of Action to Protect Local Farms

New food safety regulations are coming to a farm near yours!  (Actually, they’re coming to your farm too.) As we have previously reported, the FDA is writing an entirely new set of food safety laws.  There are a lot of huge changes, many of which will have an impact on beginning farmers, organic growers and local farms alike.   Join the National Young Farmers Coalition for a National Day of Action to protect local farms!   The FDA is accepting... Read More