List of Upcoming Events

Food Sovereignty Prize Ceremony

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 7:00pm
Trinity United Methodist Church, 1548 8th St, Des Moines, IA 50314

In 2015, the US Food Sovereignty Alliance's two Food Sovereignty Prize winners are:

The Federation of Southern Cooperatives in the US &
The Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras

The Food Sovereignty Prize spotlights grassroots activists working for a more democratic food system. The honerees are being recognized for promoting food sovereignty by:

  • raising public awareness, organizing on-the-ground action, and/or developing and implementing programs and policies,
  • recognizing the importance of collective action in bringing about social change,
  • building global linkages into their work, and
  • prioritizing the leadership of women, indigenous peoples, people of color, migrant workers and other food providers marginalized by the global food system.

The Food Sovereignty Prize was first awarded in 2009 as an alternative to the World Food Prize founded by “the father of the Green Revolution,” the late Norman Borlaug. While the World Food Prize emphasizes increased production through technology, the Food Sovereignty Prize champions solutions coming from those most impacted by the injustices of the global food system. In honoring those who are taking back their food systems, the Food Sovereignty Prize affirms that nothing short of the true democratization of our food system will enable us to end hunger once and for all.

The Food Sovereignty Prize was developed by the International Links Committee of the Community Food Security Coalition and is awarded by the US Food Sovereignty Alliance.

Rockport HarvestFest Seafood Throwdown

Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Rockport, MA T-Wharf downtown Rockport

Its that time again! Saturday October 17th, meet us at the T-Wharf for an afternoon of sizzling entertainment, two local chefs come together to rejuvinate your senses as we celebrate your local resources with you!
The Local Chefs will be under the tent each creating an amazing dish using Mystery Fish, Local Produce and Ingredients from the Farmers Market & the festival. They will get 1 hour to cook, plate and serve the judges panel and give tastings to the audience.
Taking a front row seat to this friendly cooking competition are the Rockport Town Selectment as Judges
The Emcee for this event is Spencer Montgomery. He will be delivering all the play by play action along with answering any questions you might have during the cookoff.  Stay tuned for more...

Field to Fork Conference

Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
UMass Amherst, MA

Field to Fork: Building a Research and Action Plan to Improve Labor Conditions in the Massachusetts Food System

Food systems workers have been notably absent from discussions about building a just and sustainable food system in Massachusetts, despite the fact that they are employed in some of the most labor intensive industries in some of the lowest paying jobs. Currently we have only a piecemeal understanding of the issue with information on labor conditions and labor practices spread across a diverse set of workers’ organizations, non-profits, employers and government agencies. The aim of this one-day conference is to bring together stakeholders including farm owners/employers, farm and retail food workers, farm worker representatives,worker activists, government, and university faculty and students to begin to share what we know about the conditions workers face, and to take the first step in developing a research and action plan to improve labor conditions in the Massachusetts food system.