Hartford Food System Featured in Hartford Business Journal

AR-310299863.jpg&MaxW=400&MaxH=400“Hartford Food System’s Page said urban farming and community gardens expose people to farming in a way they might not otherwise see, helping individuals understand their relationship to the land and food system, and where food comes from and how it’s produced.

‘And all of those things are really, really beneficial and you can reach a whole lot of people with that type of perspective in cities,’ she said.”

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Grow Hartford Youth Leader Published in Hartford Courant

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“If Congress took our opinion into consideration it would have an idea of what youths would want to eat for their lunch and our representatives would understand that the standards about fruits and vegetables being eaten shouldn’t be have to be a standard — it should be a norm.” Omyra Lockhart

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Join Us for the Food Day Community Breakfast Hosted by the Hartford Advisory Commission on Food Policy

Join us for a community breakfast to celebrate Food Day on Monday, October 26th from 8:30-10am at The Studio at Billings Forge.

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Listen to Hartford Food System’s Executive Director on WAMC

The Healthy Pittsfield Partnership hosted a presentation on food insecurity and Hartford Food System’s programs on March 25. Executive Director Martha Page spoke with WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Jim Levulis about HFS’ work in Hartford.

From http://wamc.org/post/hartford-food-system-director-present-pittsfield.

2015 Food Security Awards Recognize Businesses, Nonprofits, Individuals, and Youth for Dedication to Building a Better Food System in Hartford

Food Security Awards FlyerThe 2015 Hartford Community Food Security Awards are coming up on Thursday, March 26 at the Hartford Public Library! Come and be our guests in celebrating this year’s nominees and winners works and achievements in strengthening Hartford’s food system! For more information and to RSVP, click here. We hope to see you there!

What are the Food Security Awards?

Hartford’s Advisory Commission on Food Policy regularly hosts the Community Food Security Awards event to raise awareness about community food security and to recognize individuals and organizations in Hartford that are working to improve nutrition, strengthen local food systems, and empower communities to move toward long-term food security.

This year, the Food Security Awards will take place on Thursday, March 26th at the Downtown Branch of Hartford Public Library in The Hartford History Center. The event will begin at 5:00 pm with refreshments courtesy of The Kitchen at Billings Forge and a resource fair, followed by a presentation by best-selling cookbook author, Terry Walters, with the awards ceremony starting at 7:00 pm.

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UCONN Study: 2012 Community Food Security in Connecticut: An Evaluation and Ranking of 169 Towns

http://www.zwickcenter.uconn.edu/CFS/documents/2012foodsecurity2_13rev.pdf

Hartford Food System on Better Connecticut

We had the amazing opportunity to talk about the work we do on WFSB Channel 3’s Better Connecticut. Grow Hartford’s Rodger Phillips and Whole Food’s Drew McLachlan do a cooking demo to talk about our up coming Urban Farm Dinner. Check it out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7nTQXU4o8s&feature=share&list=UU2Cq9umiohUzcAf44D-cEoQ

Grow Hartford Turns Vacant Lots Into Busy Farms

http://www.ctpost.com/news/science/article/Grow-Hartford-turns-vacant-lots-into-busy-farms-4755727.php

CT Forum releases new report, “How Hartford is Eating.”

The report calls for a campaign to improve nutrition in Hartford. How_Hartford_Is_Eating_7-18-13

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