Thank you to everyone who was able to make the event as fun as it was. Talking about the Farm Bill and enjoying scrumptious pie made for a delightful afternoon. We also met our fundraising goal which is phenomenal!
Along with lively conversation and lovely community building, we had several opportunities for individuals to take action. Many filled out a post card telling congress “Don’t Leave Sustainable Agriculture Stranded!”; we need a new Farm Bill or extension that reforms outdated subsidies, protects natural resources, and invests in a healthier future for us all. These will be submitted to the appropriate members of congress depending on the constituent through the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition. The second opportunity was a personalized letter voicing an opinion on the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA). We collected many very nice hand-written FSMA comments which will be sent to the Federal Department of Agriculture through the National Young Farmers Coalition.
Lastly, a very special thank you to our wonderful donors:
Support the Northwest Farm Bill Action Group at our Annual Pie Party and Fall General Meeting in October! Join us to share pie and refreshments, hear updates on the Farm Bill and other federal food and farm policy, and take action on current issues.
What: Annual Pie Party and Fall General Meeting
When: Sunday, October 27, 11 am – 2 pm
Where: NWFBAG Coordinator Ariana Taylor-Stanley’s house in Greenwood: 619 NW 89th St, Seattle 98117 (5 blocks from 48 bus line, 1/2 mile from D line, car and bike parking available)
To RSVP, volunteer, or bake a pie, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.660.8958
or RSVP to our Facebook event!