Our website provides information about local food sources, farmer’s markets, and health practitioners.
If you are looking for raw milk, pastured meats or other nutritious food, go to our Local Food & Milk page.
If you need a health practitioner, go to our Health Practitioners page.
For farmer’s markets in the greater Houston area, go to our Farmer’s market page.
To be informed of our meetings and other activities, please sign up for our newsletter (sign up form is in the right sidebar). We produce a joint newsletter with Real Food Houston. In addition to Houston area chapter activities, the newsletter will include WAPF news and announcements, plus local and national food, health, and nutrition information. For a recent example of our newsletter, click here. Read more...
News from the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance:
Texas Legislative Update as of February 6, 2017
A fifth bill that we’ve been working on has been filed by Sen. Judith Zaffirini (D-Laredo). The Agriculture & Rural Ombudsman Bill provides assistance with the maze of regulations from multiple agencies that small-scale farmers must navigate.
SB 656 would establish an office of agriculture & rural ombudsman within the Department of Economic Development & Tourism, to help farmers and food producers understand what is required of them and to communicate with the agencies when there are conflicting interpretations. Read more...
News from the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance:
Local Foods Awareness Day at the Capitol on Thursday, March 9
Please help us promote the passage of bills that will enhance the ability of small farmers to make a living … and that increase consumer access to local foods! Join us for our Local Foods Awareness Day at the Capitol on Thursday, March 9.
Together with farmers and local food consumers from around the state, you’ll be on the front lines educating legislators about the issues important to our movement. Read more...
You have probably heard of the movie VAXXED. Houston officials banned the movie from being shown at the WorldFest Houston International Film Festival in April. It was also banned at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.
It is now being shown in theaters around the country, often to sell-out crowds. It has widely been called “anti-vaccine” by the mainstream media; however, that is not the message of the film. VAXXED is primarily about the coverup at the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) of a significant study of a potential link between the MMR vaccine combination and autism. Read more...
We’ve added a new source of local Houston vegetables and fruits to our Local Food & Milk page!
Plant It Forward Farms is a co-op of Houston area farms that employ refugees to grow vegetables and fruits without chemicals and GMOs. The produce is sold at Farmers Markets, through Farm Share subscriptions, at farm stands, and to chefs throughout the Houston area. They are certified sustainable by Urban Harvest. Read more...
Houston and southeast Texas is fortunate to have a year-round growing season and we are usually blessed with an abundance of locally produced vegetables and fruits as well as grassfed beef and meat from other pastured animals. Our list has just gotten a little bit longer.
We’ve added new sources for organically grown vegetables and fruits and traditional animal fats to our Local Food & Milk page.
Moon Dog Farms in Santa Fe, TX, is a Certified Naturally Grown farm that sells beyond organic produce at Galveston’s Own Farmers’ Market and to local restaurants.
WAPF Houston is presenting a showing of the documentary Sweet Suicide by Nancy Appleton PhD.
December 12th, 2:30 – 4:30 pm
Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library
Children’s Activity Room
It’s so easy to eat too much pie, candy, and other sweet foods during the holiday season! If you are concerned about the effects of excess sugar on your health, come learn about the benefits of reducing the sugar in your diet!
Sweet Suicide . . . Read more...
- Uncovers the serious health issues caused by sugar consumption.
Posted in Health, Sugar
Tagged health, sugar
Action alert from the Weston A. Price Foundation:
We have an exciting opportunity to expand access to locally produced meat for consumers around the country! U.S. Representatives Thomas Massie (R-KY) and Chellie Pingree (D-ME) have introduced legislation to make it easier for small farms and ranches to sell locally raised and processed meat to consumers.
H.R. 3187, the Processing Revival and Intrastate Meat Exemption (PRIME) Act, would give individual states the freedom to permit intra-state distribution of custom-slaughtered meat to individual consumers and to restaurants, hotels, and grocery stores that directly serve consumers. Custom-processed beef, pork, lamb, and goat are covered under the bill. Read more...
Posted in Action Alerts, Agriculture, Farming, Food Freedom, Food Safety, WAPF News and Alerts
Tagged alerts, farming, food freedom, local farm, local food, wapf, wapf alerts
Want to get the latest news about sustainable farming and local foods? Connect with other people who are passionate about these issues? Be able to make a difference for the future of local agriculture?
Then join us at this year’s Farm & Food Leadership Conference on September 25-26 in Bryan/ College Station, Texas!
CLICK HERE FOR EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION
Early Bird Registration has been extended to August 25, so register now!
Hear top speakers on hot issues: Read more...
- Farm-to-School Programs and Beyond
- Genetically Engineered Crops
- The Threats to Bees
- The Future of Water in Texas
Posted in Conferences, Events, Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance, Farming, Food Rights, Food Safety, Food Safety Modernization Act, GMOs, Texas Food Law, Water
Tagged conferences, FARFA, farming, food freedom, GMOs, water
URGENT ACTION ALERT
CDC DESTROYED DOCUMENTS TO CONCEAL MMR-AUTISM COVER UP
REQUEST INVESTIGATION AND SUBPOENA CDC WHISTLEBLOWER WILLIAM THOMPSON TO TESTIFY BEFORE CONGRESS
On July 29, 2015, US Congressman Bill Posey spoke on the floor of the US House quoting CDC whistleblower Dr. Bill Thompson. Dr. Thompson is quoted as stating that CDC DESTROYED DOCUMENTS to conceal their tracks when they covered up their own study’s findings that MMR vaccine caused a huge risk of autism in black boys when given before 3 years of age. A link to the unofficial transcript of Rep. Posey’s speech as well as a link to the C-SPAN video can be found below. Read more...