List of Upcoming Events
In 2015, the US Food Sovereignty Alliance's two Food Sovereignty Prize winners are:
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.
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...
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.