By Gayle Loiselle
Three Wisconsin farms now have petitions for review before the state’s Supreme Court—all challenging the legality and constitutionality of contracts between farmers, private citizens and private food groups to acquire or provide fresh unpasteurized  [Read more]

Oyster Dependent Businesses & Sustainable Food Advocates Appeal

September 23, 2014

Preliminary Injunction for Drakes Bay Oyster Company Denied
Update 10/6/14: Settlement with NPS – New Chapter for DBOC
SAN FRANCISCO—(September 23, 2014)—Businesses in West Marin and San Francisco that directly depend on the continued operation of the Drakes Bay Oyster Company (“DBOC”) along with sustainable food advocates filed a notice of appeal to  [Read more]

Why We Must Save the Drakes Bay Oyster Farm

September 8, 2014

In July, restaurateurs and others affected by the scheduled closure of Drakes Bay Oyster Company (DBOC) filed a second lawsuit to keep DBOC in operation. The original lawsuit was filed in December 2012 by DBOC itself. Long-time DBOC supporter, Sarah Rolph, discusses the latest lawsuit and the importance of keeping a community treasure in operation at the Point Reyes National Seashore.
The Drakes Bay Oyster Farm is an historic cultural resource, having been in operation over 80 years. Virtually every government  [Read more]

Win a Trip for Two to the Shenandoah Valley!

August 12, 2014

Winning Entry Announced!
Enter Now for an exciting chance to win an all-expense paid getaway for two to the historic Stonewall Jackson Hotel in Staunton, Virginia for Food Freedom Fest September 5-6, 2014.
Arrive Thursday, September 4 to enjoy dinner with Nourished Kitchen’s Jenny McGruther AND Sarah Pope, The Healthy Home Economist.  [Read more]

USDA Doesn’t Need Submachine Guns
Action Alert

August 2, 2014

Ask Your U.S. Representative to Co-Sponsor HR 4934
The recent solicitation by USDA for submachine guns raised concern among farmers and local food consumers. Why would an agency tasked with regulating agriculture in our country need such weapons?  [Read more]

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