The 6th annual Food Justice Summit for the Adirondacks will take place on Thursday, Feb. 29 at the Wild Center in Tupper Lake, NY. Individuals from all twelve counties of the Adirondack Park will gather at this event to discuss pressing topics related to equitable food systems. Its purpose is to empower those in attendance to become advocates for food justice and to create lasting, positive change in their communities. » Continue Reading.
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The Adirondack Food System Network is pleased to announce the 6th annual Food Justice Summit. “Stronger Together” is the theme of the full-day conference, and with fifteen organizations now a part of the network, regional collaboration around this topic has never been stronger.
The Adirondack Food System Network is a coalition of multiple organizations working together as equal partners to better understand system-wide issues, identify gaps and develop realistic solutions to help strengthen and promote a more resilient food system. It includes representatives from production, consumption, distribution, processing, and food waste management for a comprehensive approach to problems facing our region.
Essex Food Hub has been awarded more than $730,000 from the New York Food for New York Families program, funded through a United States Department of Agriculture grant. The award presents a momentous opportunity for EFH to expand its impact on the North Country’s rural economy, community health, and local food system resiliency.
During the two-year project, EFH will purchase more than $500,000 worth of local food, injecting these funds into our local economy and providing much-needed support directly to our small farms and food producers. The program aims to benefit socially disadvantaged producers in particular.
EFH will then distribute all of the food for free to underserved communities through collaborations with institutional and mutual aid partnerships. They will serve two target regions: the food desert area of the Western Adirondacks, where even large distributors such as Sysco do not service, and the Bronx in NYC, which has the worst food insecurity rate in New York.
The Adirondack Food System Network, an inter-agency collaborative effort, is pleased to announce that the annual Food Justice Summit will return to The Wild Center in Tupper Lake, NY on March 2, 2023. Over the last five years, the annual Food Justice Summit has brought together activists, farmers, agencies, consumers, educators, students, and many more to explore the facets and components of our regional food system. Since 2020, our communities have faced an unprecedented concerns and challenges related to the food system. From the farm to the exam room, our roots of the food system run deep.
Building a resilient food system rests on a foundation of healthy communities, one that supports our local and regional producers and offers choice and options for the food on one’s plate. Our goal is to bring together local initiatives, showcase and celebrate the work being done, and to build a collaborative effort to tackle some of these intractable issues. How do we move our region toward healthier, stronger, and more resilient food system? How do we create inclusive, healthier, and more accessible institutions?
The Adirondack Food System Network is pleased to announce that the upcoming 2023 Food Justice Summit will take place on March 2, 2023 at The Wild Center in Tupper Lake, NY. A formal invitation as well as additional details about the event will be released soon. Interested parties are welcome to reference this website for updates. Any questions about the summit may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. To view the 2022 Food Justice Summit recap, please click here.
About the Adirondack Food System Network:
The Adirondack Food System Network is a collaboration of multiple organizations working together as equal partners to better understand system-wide issues, identify gaps and develop realistic solutions to help strengthen and promote a more resilient food system.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, market supply chain and trade disruptions have limited food accessibility, especially for vulnerable residents lacking access to transportation and the means to purchase fresh food. At the same time, farmers have been faced with significant disruptions in market access, especially due to the closure of restaurants, retail, and other food establishments, and the threat of the loss of market access for area farmers.
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