Rejoice! State Food Policy Council Established by Washington State Governor

From UrbanFarmHub.org

Today in Washington State, local food advocates applaud the establishment of a state food policy council. Governor Christine Gregoire signed Executive Order 10-02, which will add Washington to the ranks of states and other local governments that recognize the value of bringing together farmers, farm-workers, food distributors and retailers, public health professionals, environmentalists, anti-hunger advocates, community members and key government agencies to strengthen our state’s food and farming system.

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Success in the WA Legislature!

This article, written by Jackie Aitchison, Washington State Farmers Market Association Executive Director and Poulsbo Farmers Market Manager, details the huge success our network of farmers market advocates celebrated with the recent short session of the Washington State Legislature to preserve the tax-exempt status of non-profit organizations who allow use of their sites for farmers markets.

Grassroots Advocacy in Washington State: A Success Story