This group is focused on building the local food system within Erie County around organic principled cooperatives and community supported agriculture (CSA).
There will be an initiation of several Erie Wire information campaigns meant to empower the community in order to achieve food & economic sovereignty.
- For example: The discussion of certification is inevitably a concern for the food system. Often business, growers and restaurants find themselves forced into becoming certified in order to secure the value of their efforts and broaden their market. This is something we want to discuss. Is it necessary to be certified? Does certification lead to risks in price reduction and brand consolidation? Is independent certifications drawn out by individual communities stronger than the entitlement of OEFFA or USDA certified products?
- We feel these questions are inherent to building a local food systems "economic sovereignty". This is only an example, but we ask those interested to express their concerns and opinions.
For more information about The Erie Wire, visit eriewire.blogspot.com. To inquire about contributing content please visit www.eriewire.org.
|Free Public Tour Series Features Ohio’s Organic and Sustainable Farms: 2014 Guide Now Available||Lauren Ketcham||2014-05-08 09:19|
|Former U.S. Deputy Agriculture Secretary to Keynote Ohio’s Largest Food and Farming Conference||Lauren Ketcham||2014-02-04 08:03|
|Ohio’s Largest Sustainable Food and Farm Conference to Feature Farmers Forum: Farmers Will Share NCR-SARE Research Results||Lauren Ketcham||2014-01-09 07:40|
|Organic Farmer, Activist, and Author to Keynote Ohio’s Largest Food and Farming Conference||Lauren Ketcham||2014-01-07 07:49|
|Online Registration Now Open for OEFFA's 35th Annual Conference||Lauren Ketcham||2013-12-11 08:13|
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