My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Friends of Family Farmers, Salem, OR, USA
We’re all stakeholders in food and agriculture policy. And Friends of Family Farmers is a grassroots organization that takes food responsibility seriously. Comprised of food advocates, concerned citizens and farmers, the non-profit works to foster an approach to agriculture that not only respects the land, but also treats animals humanely and sustains local communities.
Friends of Family Farmers supports regulations to prevent the environmentally unsound practices of corporate farms. It promotes sensible policies and environmentally responsible regulations that allow Oregon’s family farmers to run successful enterprises while providing safe, fresh and nutritious food for all Oregonians.
The organization protects socially responsible and sustainable family scale agriculture, and offers its services to communities desiring to organize and advance socially responsible farming or build healthy local food systems.
Most food travels long distances to reach our tables. Friends of Family Farmers encourages food shopping closer to home. The practice of eating food grown close to home minimizes our carbon footprint while supporting local food sources and revitalizing the local community.
Hundreds of farmers leave the land every week. This loss forecasts a bleak local food future. Friends of Family Farmers serves as a conduit and advisor to young farmers seeking to be good stewards of the land. And staff and volunteers provide educational meetings, classes and programs promoting consumer awareness of important land use, environmental and economic issues.
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