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Harvest Season  

For some, September marks the end of summer vacations, heading back to work and school. But it also is a time of agricultural fairs and celebration of the bounty of New England harvests. This fall, enjoy some of the local harvest and think about the workers whose labor provides our food.

In case you missed what the Food Solutions New England network was up to over the summer, here are some highlights and some events to look forward to this fall.

Stories from the Food Solutions New England Network

In June, delegates gathered in Boston for the 2015 New England Food Summit. Following the Summit, blog posts featured reflections from delegates including Meryl Nevins, a farmer from New Hampshire, Shira Tiffany, an organizer working with the food chain workers delegation, and Mileika Arroyo, a restaurant worker from Connecticut.

Over the summer, the blog continued to feature workers' struggles including the Restaurant Opportunities Center's One Fair Wage campaign in Rhode Island and Migrant Justice's Milk With Dignity campaign in Vermont.

Other posts focused on what institutions can do to support a regional food system, including the University of Maine and hospitals.
 
The 2016 Summit will be held in Connecticut and we’re excited to highlight the youth-led food justice movement there, starting with this recent blog post written by high school student Cheyenne Shannon.
 
Another recent blog post celebrated the opening of the Boston Public Market.
 
Our "Stories and Inspiration" page recently featured the mother-daughter duo of Fatuma and Isho, who fled their homeland of Somalia in the early 1990's and are now farming in New Hampshire. They are part of the Fresh Start Farms, a collective of refugee and immigrant farmers participating in the New American Sustainable Agriculture Project.

Please contact us if you have a story you'd like to share. 

 

Food Solutions New England in the News

"There’s an acute need for a systematic, sustainable approach that matches the growing demand with the potential supply." 
As part of "The Issue of Food," The Boston Globe Editorial Board calls for a regional food plan for New England. Click here to read the article and click here to learn more about A New England Food Vision.


Wishing you happy harvests!


The Food Solutions New England Network Team

Coming up...

Food Solutions New England is a proud sponsor of the 6th Annual Boston Local Food Festival, which will be held this year September 20, 11-5. This year's Festival theme is Healthy Food For All! and will feature The New England Village. 
Learn more
Shirley Sherrod, a longtime civil rights activist and advocate for family farms and food justice, will deliver the keynote speech, addressing the conference theme: Putting MOVE in the Movement. Register now for early bird rates. 
Learn more and register

Check out the Events Calendar on our website for more.

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