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New Local Food Directories Will Help Farms Reach More Customers

Are you a manager, operator, or owner of an on-farm market, a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) enterprise, a food hub, or a farmers market?  The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is making it easier for your organization or business to reach more customers.  They offer four directories to help local food businesses connect with buyers.  Building…  Read more


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Family Farming and the Local Economy: Connecting Farmers and Consumers

By Roger Johnson, National Farmers Union President Local and regional food systems are important parts of America’s and the world’s movement towards increased sustainability within the food sector. Defining sustainability is difficult, but I will use it to mean a system of food production that encourages locally marketed food that directly connects farmers and consumers,…  Read more


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GMO Labeling: Good for You

Consumers are consistent in expressing their desire to be able make informed food choices. Recently, Vermont, Connecticut, and Maine have passed laws requiring labeling of GMOs (genetically modified organisms) in foods. Now Massachusetts is considering H. 3996, The Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Act, which would require the conspicuous labeling of food produced with…  Read more


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Like to Eat? Thank a Farmer

New England Farmers Union (NEFU) is pleased to be working with affiliate member, the Neighboring Food Co-operative Association (NFCA). Together, we’re reaching out to members of food co-ops and asking them to support the farmers and fishermen who supply their food. NEFU President Roger Noonan was the keynote speaker at the NFCA’s annual meeting earlier…  Read more


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NOFA Mass Summer Conference to Feature Workshop Track on Co-operatives

NEFU’s affiliate member the Neighboring Food Co-op Association (NFCA) is sponsoring a special track on “Co-operatives in the Food System” at the 40th annual NOFA Summer Conference, August 8-10, 2014, at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA. NFCA Executive Director Erbin Crowell, who is also Vice President of the board of directors of NEFU, was a…  Read more


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