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Support Healthy Farms Healthy Food Healthy Kids!

Read more about our 2015 legislative efforts to strengthen our local food system and invest in healthy farms, healthy food and healthy kids!

Help us advocate for a $3.5M investment in local, healthy food systems

Healthy Farms & Healthy Food & Healthy Kids

Wenatchee Carrot


WSFFN and the Good Food Coalition are advocating for healthier local food systems.

 

 

We are asking for: 

  • $1M Funding for WSDA to help small and direct market farms and school food buyers get the technical support they need to navigate the ever-evolving rules and regulations, and restore WSDA's Farm to School and Small Farms and Direct Marketing Program funding and $75K for WSU-CSANR to study the economics of the local food system. House Bill 1710.

  • $1.5M Funding to help schools get the kitchen equipment they need to prepare wholesome meals and purchase more local food from Washington farmers.  Apple a Day Act - House Bill 1164.

  • $1 M Funding for a three year farming education pilot program targeting at-risk youth to reduce their chances of dropping out of high school. Dropout Prevention thru Farming HB 1568.

Thank you advocates for another successful

Good Food & Farming Lobby Day! 

Good Food & Farming Lobby Day Volunteers

Donning green scarves and carrying apples,  55 volunteers met with 75 Legislators to advocate for Healthy Food Healthy Farms Healthy Kids! If you are a farm, business, non-profit, school, community organization PLEASE ENDORSE. Click here for a copy of the flyer and see who else has endorsed!

WSFFN is tracking many issues this session, ranging from protecting WIC-FMNP, legalizing growing hemp, to helping WSU get funds to establish a new major in Sustainable Food Systems. WSFFN Bill Tracker.

Photos below of our Good Food & Farming Lobby Day, and a big thanks to Bus Driver Ira for a safe fun trip!

WSFFN Director with Representatives Marcus Riccelli, Gael Tarleton and Tana Senn

Writing Thank you notes
 
Dani and Apple
Lunch Welcome
 
Inside the Bus

Thank you 2015 Good Food & Farming Lobbyists!

Last friday Feb. 6th, wearing green scarves and carrying apples, 55 advocates came to Olympia and met with legislators to ask them to support Healthy Farms Healthy Food Healthy Kids.

Baird Orchard Apple Leave Behinds


... and left behind an apple with a tag saying ... Invest in a Fruit-ful future. Thank you Baird Orchards for the donation of your lovely apples!

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