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 smart investment in local food systems
The 2015 Legislative session is beginning and WSFFN and the Good Food Coalition are advocating for healthier local food systems. We are asking for:
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.
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.
Funding for a three year school farming pilot program targeting at-risk youth to reduce their chances of dropping out of high school. Dropout Prevention thru Farming HB 1568.
Help us by coming to Olympia for:
We would love to have you come to Olympia for Good Food & Farming
Lobby Day on Friday February 6th 9am - 5pm and help us advocate. This
year we have rented a bus with stops along I5 from Bellingham to Olympia
so you can ride in comfort! No training needed!Check out the Lobby Day Schedule (which is always subject to change). Last year we had a
blast and we made a difference!!!
2) ENDORSE Healthy Farms Healthy Food Healthy Kids. If you are a farm, business, non-profit, school, community organization please endorse. It only takes 2 minutes.Thank you! Click here for a copy of the flyer to see who else has endorsed!
3) TRACK OUR LEGISLATIVE ISSUES Click here. 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.
Photos below of Good Food & Farming Advocates in 2014.
Thank you Good Food & Farming 2014 Lobbyists! Your advocacy worked!
Wearing green scarves and carrying squash, on Feb 11, 2014 40 advocates came to Olympia to help advocate for
a $500,000 investment in the Farmers Market Nutrition
Programs...because it's good for our kids, our farmers and our local
We asked legislators to support the budget request and left behind a squash...with a tag saying Squash Hunger - Invest in FMNP. Thank you Cloudview Farms for the donation of your lovely delicata squash!