Monthly Archives: September 2009


Guide for Opening Farmers' Markets on Federal Property The U. S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service released "Opening a Farmers Market on Federal Property: A Guide for Market Operators and Building Managers" (PDF/262KB). The publication was jointly published by the Urban Development/Good Neighbor Program of General Services Administration, which […]

Guide for Opening Farmers’ Markets on Federal Property



New Food Safety Report:  On Thursday, September 10, the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy and Food and Water Watch released an excellent new food safety report <http://salsa.wiredforchange.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=d2vVIeX1we12Vam0MkEFkk25nwNFYA7l>, "Bridging the GAPS: Strategies to Improve Produce Safety, Preserve Farm Diversity and Strengthen Local Food Systems."  Written by Elanor Starmer and Marie […]

New Food Safety Report: Bridging the GAPs




Governor Pat Quinn recently signed into law legislation that will help put more Illinois-grown food on Illinois tables. The law is designed to increase demand for locally grown food by building a reliable market for it at state agencies and facilities that receive significant state support.  Read the Article

Illinois Passes Locally Grown Food Law




Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund has set up an Affiliate membership for Food Co-ops and Markets.  Here's their website:  http://www.ftcldf.org/ Here is a snippet of their press release: Even as the USDA commends Farmer's Markets in the week-long National Farmer's Market Week, August 2 - 9, 2009, State and […]

Farm to Consumer Defense Fund