February Food Justice 2014

Upcoming Food Justice Events

Healthy Food is a Human Right!

What is Food Justice?
Food Justice is communities exercising their right to grow, sell, and eat healthy food. Healthy food is fresh, nutritious, affordable, culturally-appropriate, and grown locally with care for the well-being of the land, workers, and animals. People practicing food justice leads to a strong local food system, self-reliant communities, and a healthy environment.

For more information about WESPAC Food Justice events or information about WESPAC Foundation, please visit: www.wespac.org

The Northeast Caravan will be going to Columbus, OH March 8-9! Food and lodging provided for free! 

Registration form: bit.ly/nowisthetimetourrsvp
And sign up on the FB event to get live updates: bit.ly/nowisthetimetour

If you are unable to join us on the Northeast Caravan, please consider making a financial contribution on the SFA website. You can click here and select, “NY Caravan : In Spirit” from the drop down menu. This donation goes directly to our transportation costs.

Are YOU ready to join hundreds from across the country for this historic farmworker-led action? On March 8th and 9th, allies from across the Northeast will mobilize to join farmworkers at Wendy’s headquarter store in Columbus, Ohio to celebrate advances in the fields and demand Wendy’s join the CIW’s Fair Food Program! This will be the largest action against Wendy’s to date.

Get in touch with NY Student/Farmworker Alliance representative, Sarah Ahmed ([email protected]) today!

Build a Greenhouse!

On Saturday, March 22nd, the WESPAC Food Justice committee is organizing a “building trip” up to Germantown, NY. We will be helping farmer Jalal build a greenhouse. This greenhouse will help him grow food that he will make accessible to all those who sign up for his CSA – Community Supported Agriculture.

What is a CSA?
CSA allows city residents to have direct access to high quality, fresh produce grown locally by regional farmers.
When you become a member of a CSA, you’re purchasing a “share” of vegetables from a regional farmer. Weekly or bi-weekly, from June until October or November, your farmer will deliver that share of produce to a convenient drop-off location in your neighborhood.
CSA members pay for an entire season of produce upfront (typically $400-$600). This early bulk payment enables your farmer to plan for the season, purchase new seed, make equipment repairs, and more.
Most CSAs have a variety of payment plans to enable members flexibility in paying for their shares. Some CSAs can arrange payments in installments, accept food stamps, offer sliding scale fees, and provide scholarship shares.
For more information about Jalal’s Sweet Freedom Farm CSA, [email protected] or [email protected]