Update on Local Farms, Food and Jobs Act

It’s growing season again – time to go out in search of farm markets and farm stands to purchase yummy local ingredients for your table. Besides treating your tasebuds to the freshest best tasting foods, supporting local farms and farmers keeps your food dollars in your community.

And that is exactly what the Local Farms, Foods and Jobs bill authored by Maine Congresswoman Chellie Pingree aims to do. A special thank you to my Congressman Richard E. Neal and Massachusetts Senator John Kerry and their staffs for listening and acting on behalf of local agriculture!  Congressman Neal has a long history of supporting local foods for local kitchens and that includes Farm to School programs. Look a little closer at today’s picture and you’ll see Congressman Neal (third in from the right) enjoying a fresh apple at a local school in his district!

Co-Sponsors as of May 17, 2012 for the Local, Farms, Food and Jobs Act (H.R. 3286, S. 1773) by state here.  If you do not see your U.S. Representative or Senator listed, click here to find their contact information. Write, call or email  to ask them to sign on. The future of local agriculture is in your hands!

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