Partner Spotlight: Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture

Written by Nicole Oveisi, Fair Farms Intern For this month’s Partner Spotlight, we are highlighting the work of Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture. We got in touch with Pamela Hess, Executive Director, to get an insider’s look at Arcadia’s work and how that has shifted in light of COVID-19.  The current food system …

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Happy National Farmers’ Market Week!

This year, National Farmers’ Market week runs from August 2nd through August 8th. Nationally recognized by the Secretary of Agriculture in 2014, this week is an annual celebration of farmers’ markets across the country – recognizing the hard work of our local, sustainable farmers and celebrating the relationships made between farmers and consumers. You can …

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A Firsthand Look at Farming During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Written by Nicole Oveisi, Fair Farms Intern Since March, challenges stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic have exposed many flaws in our food system. From empty shelves in grocery stores to meatpacking facility closures, consumers have become ever more conscious of the complicated system that brings food to our plates. Farmers around the country have also …

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COVID-19 Exposes Gaps in the Food System and the Resilience of Small Farms

Written by Nicole Oveisi, Fair Farms Intern Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States has seen disruptions in the food supply across the country. With outbreaks in factories and meatpacking plants, and restaurant and big-box grocery store closures, cracks in the food system have been revealed. While uncertainty remains around how our food supply will …

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Webinar: Supporting Sustainable Farmers During a Pandemic & Beyond

The COVID-19 pandemic has shined a light on the precarious nature of industrial agriculture and how the few companies dominating this sector often leave out contract farmers and essential workers at all levels of the supply chain. A resilient, equitable local and regional food system is more important than ever. This crisis offers us an …

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Press Release: Governor Vetoes Farm to Institution Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 8, 2020 CONTACT: Shelby Kalm, Fair Farms Campaign Manager, shelby@fairfarmsnow.org Governor Vetoes Farm to Institution Program [Takoma Park, Md] — Governor Larry Hogan announced yesterday that he has vetoed legislation that requires increased spending – including the establishment of the Certified Local Farm Enterprise Program and Certified Local Farm Enterprise Food …

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