Richard Conlin, Seattle City Council President August 6, 2009   SEATTLE GETS $300,000 FOR COMMUNITY FOOD PROJECTS   In mid-July the US Department of Agriculture notified Seattle that we had been awarded a $300,000 grant to implement elements of the Local Food Action Initiative. The funds will all go to community-based organizations, with the City […]

Why Food Sovereignty Is the New Food Security

Published on Wednesday, August 12, 2009 by The Huffington Post Why Food Sovereignty Is the New Food Security by Salena Tramel Most of us would agree that there is a serious problem vis-a-vis access to food in the developing world. According to the UN food agency, there are now more than one billion undernourished […]

August Recess ACTION NEEDED for Child Nutrition Reauthorization!

From the Community Food Security Coalition: Dear Friends, August is a GREAT Time to Advocate for Child Nutrition! August’s congressional recess (now through Labor Day) offers important opportunities for constituents to speak directly to and with lawmakers while they are home.  Members of Congress often use this month-long break to take note of what is […]

CAGJ’s 5th Teach Out! – Vashon Island!

Join CAGJ’s Teach Out! Saturday September 5th: Visit Vashon Island Farms and Farmer’s Market! Teach Out! Engaging the Local Food Cycle! – Fifth Event! SATURDAY, September 5th: All Day, with optional camping component *Space is limited and RSVP REQUIRED! RSVP to Teresa at Our visit to Vashon Island will begin with a stop to […]


TAKE ACTION – PROTEST WHOLE FOODS CEO MONDAY 8/24 – 10:30 AM – 1PM UFCW Local 21, CAGJ & others will be leafleting Whole Foods starting Monday to protest Whole Foods CEO John Mackey’s editorial (see link below) blasting current Health Care Reform efforts. There is a Boycott Whole Foods movement brewing nationally, and it […]

Vote First, Eat Later: a critique of film “Food, Inc.”

The Huffington Post July 10, 2009 Vote First, Eat Later (Click here for link to article) by Susanne Freidberg The new documentary “Food, Inc.” is the latest exposé of corporate food that aims to get us mad, disgusted, and running for the farmers’ market. Even viewers who already knew about the sorry state of our […]

NY Times article on Will Allen, of Growing Power

New York Times – July 5, 2009 Like others in the so-called good-food movement, Will Allen, who is 60, asserts that our industrial food system is depleting soil, poisoning water, gobbling fossil fuels and stuffing us with bad calories. Like others, he advocates eating locally grown food. But to Allen, local doesn’t mean a rolling […]

Farmers Markets Create Community Connections

From Colors NW Magazine Farmers Markets Create Community Connections by Nicole Kidder Throughout much of the world, village markets not only play a crucial role in economic development, but they are also the social center of daily life. Although they do not play as important of a role in much of the developed world, farmers […]