2209, 2016

Archived Issues of ASAN Update (Quarterly Newsletter)

By |September 22nd, 2016|Eaters and Buyers, Events, Farmers and Gardeners, Food Policy, Intersections, Movers and Shakers, Newsflash!, Resources|0 Comments

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2016 FALL: (click to open PDF)

Policy corner: Business Licenses and Sales Tax – By Sheree Martin
Notes from the Field: How I Spent my Summer Vacation
— Going […]

606, 2014

Food Policy Briefing: New Cottage Food Law Went into Effect June 1, 2014

By |June 6th, 2014|Farmers and Gardeners, Food Policy|0 Comments

By Kristin Woods, ACES Regional Extension Agent

Locally grown and produced food is becoming more and more popular across Alabama. Farmers markets have provided small food producers and home processors greater economic opportunity. Because of the costs of meeting food regulations, in many cases the markets have provided the only venue available to a small producer. […]

1003, 2014

ASAN Spring 2014 Newsletter

By |March 10th, 2014|Farmers and Gardeners, Food Policy|0 Comments

Download the Spring 2014 issue of the ASAN print newsletter today! This issue includes great articles on:

Off-bottom oyster farming in the Gulf
Basics of soil fertility
RAFI’s farm advocate program
Crash course in silvopasture
Gardeners combating community hunger
The state of our state’s health care
North AL Revolving Loan Fund opportunities
Food policy briefings (state and federal)
Local Food Policy Council updates
ASAN Needs […]

1506, 2012

Alabama Organic Cattle Rancher and ASAN Board Member, Randall Hastings Participates in 2012 Fly-In

By |June 15th, 2012|Food Policy, Movers and Shakers, Newsflash!|0 Comments

Randall Hastings, of Randall Hastings Farm in Bay Minette, Alabama, was one of four organic farmers sponsored by the Organic Farming REsearch Foundation (OFRF), to participate in the March 2012 NSAC Farmer Fly-In. OFRF led a March 2012 Fly-In to Washington, DC, organized by the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, by sponsoring 4 organic farmers, who […]

702, 2012

State’s First Food Policy Council Formed

By |February 7th, 2012|Eaters and Buyers, Food Policy, Newsflash!|0 Comments

BY:  AARP Alabama Link To Original Source Of This Article
The first food policy council in Alabama was recently established as a direct result of work done by AARP and other stakeholders in 2011. Through the “Drive to End Hunger” initiative, AARP sponsored a hunger conference with UAB; made $10,000 donations to two food banks; organized […]