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 […]

306, 2012

Community gardens giving back

By |June 3rd, 2012|Farmers and Gardeners|0 Comments

DOTHAN, Ala. –For years, Michael Jackson has worked as an advocate for preventing childhood obesity, serving on a task force and pushing physical education in schools.And after years of pushing and advocating with policy-makers and politicians, he was frustrated.“I felt that I needed to do something on the ground,” Jackson said. “Something the community could […]

3004, 2012

Chilton Food Innovation Center Formally Launches May 1

By |April 30th, 2012|Eaters and Buyers, Newsflash!|0 Comments

The Chilton Food Innovation Center, a fully equipped industrial kitchen that will provide local farmers and other aspiring entrepreneurs with opportunities and technical assistance with food processing, will be formally launched Tuesday, May 1. The formal opening will begin at 2 p.m. at the Center, located on 13 First Avenue in Clanton.
The Food Innovation Center […]

902, 2012

Food for thought on boosting Alabama’s economy (editorial)

By |February 9th, 2012|Eaters and Buyers|0 Comments

By John Peck, The Huntsville Times Link To The Original Source Of This Article HUNTSVILLE, Alabama _ There’s an untapped industry in Alabama that is worth hundreds of millions of dollars and is as close as our dinner plate. It’s the local farm economy, and efforts are under way to tap into it. That interest […]

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 […]

311, 2011

How Alabama’s immigration law is crippling its farms

By |November 3rd, 2011|Farmers and Gardeners, Resources|0 Comments

The Washington Post Opinions Link To Original Source
FARMERS IN ALABAMA are in revolt against the state’s over-the-top immigration law, which is designed to hound illegal immigrants so that they move elsewhere. As it happens, a substantial portion of farm workers there, as in other states, are undocumented. In the farmers’ view, the law is depriving […]