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Texas Legislative Update as of February 6, 2017 (FARFA)

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.

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Local Foods Awareness Day at the Capitol on Thursday, March 9

News from the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance:

Local Foods Awareness Day at the Capitol on Thursday, March 9

Texas CapitolPlease 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.

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New Source for Vegetables and Fruits

Plant It Forward FarmsWe’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.

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Tell Congress to Support Local Meat Production

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.

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Learn How to Improve Your Children’s Health – Join Us For the Nourishing Our Children Video Series

Food-PyramidHouston Real Food Nutrition is presenting the Nourishing Our Children series on Saturday, October 18th, 2014, at 3 pm.

If your children seem to have more health problems than they should, join us to learn how you can help them to be healthier.  Even if you don’t have children, the nutrition principles explained are the same for both adults and children.  Come to the presentation to learn how you and your family can be healthier and better nourished.

The Nourishing Our Children series includes 12 sections plus an introduction.

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New Prize Added to 2014 Food Freedom Fest – Win a Trip for Two to the Shenandoah Valley

Announcement from the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund:

A new prize has been added to this year’s Food Freedom Fest benefiting the FTCLDF.  (See the previous post about the Fest.)

You can win a trip for two to the Shenandoah Valley

Entries due midnight Friday, August 15, 2014

Spread the word! bit.ly/fff-raffle All-Expense Trip for Two plus Thursday Dinner with Jenny McGruther of Nourished Kitchen & Sarah Pope, The Healthy Home Economist

Enter Now for an exciting chance to win an all-expense paid getaway for two to the historic Stonewall Jackson Hotel in Staunton, Virginia for Food Freedom Fest September 5-6, 2014.

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Farm & Food Leadership Conference: Don’t miss early registration, program lineup

FARFA_wilderness_logoAnnouncement from the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance:

We hope you will join us for this year’s Farm & Food Leadership Conference on September 15-16 in Bastrop, Texas. Hear the latest news on the laws and regulations that govern our food supply, connect with others who are passionate about our food system, and get the tools you need to make a difference in the coming year!

CLICK HERE FOR EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION

Registration fees will go up on August 1, so register today to save money!

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Last Organic Outpost Event – Get Fermented!

The Last OrganCAM00504ic Outpost is a hidden gem in the 5th ward of North Houston.  As you drive into the small neighborhood there is nothing to prepare you as you turn into this 2 acre lot full of warm, healthy soil, budding plants, thriving bees and caring hands. Walking into this place is like walking into a different world leaving the hustle and bustle of the city on your heals, awaiting your return. But for at least a little while, you are a farmer. Caring for your crops, clearing weeds, tending to the bees, cleaning and organizing the property, and preparing for another harvest.  You’re greeted with smiles and handshakes from Joe, the head farmer, and appreciation from all the other volunteers that keep this amazing place going.

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Protecting Local Foods – Food Rights Hour Episode 16

Announcement from the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund:

Food Rights Hour

Episode 16: Protecting Local Foods

With guest host Michelle Ray    

In this episode, Michelle Ray interviews traditional foods teaching chef, Monica Corrado; Farmageddon filmmaker, Kristin Canty; and FTCLDF President and attorney, Pete Kennedy, Esq.

You’ll hear…

  • How FTCLDF helps local food communities, including chefs, farmers, and consumers
  • Why chefs like Monica support FTCLDF’s work
  • Why Kristin made the FTCLDF-inspired film, Farmageddon
  • How FTCLDF helps make the regulatory climate as favorable as possible for local food
  • Legislative updates in Virginia, Michigan, and Illinois
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Buy a Mother’s Day Gift and Benefit the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund

Announcement from the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund:

FTCLDF Mothers Day Fundraiser April 2014Who’s a farmer’s best friend, next to a loyal consumer?

You got it! The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund!

We defend your family farmer; stand up for your food rights; set up nifty buying clubs; craft farmer-friendly legislation; guide your cow-share, goat-share or camel-share; advise your awesome artisan producers; answer the farmer 911 emergency hotline night and day…and more!

We do it all to protect your plate.

Pamper your mom and help us protect your plate–Shop Pampered Chef Now through April 25 to get great gifts just in time for Mother’s Day! FTCLDF receives 15% of sales!

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