Atlanta Real Food is run by the Atlanta area chapter leaders of The Weston A. Price Foundation. Here you will find the latest news from local farmers, get information on how to properly prepare real foods, and stay up to date on local events.
We are halfway through the month of December and our 2017 Year-End Campaign. Today we would like to highlight 5 actions you can take to protect the food freedom movement.
1. Donate Donate to the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF) and help us reach our $20,000 fundraising goal! We want farmers to be able to produce their food without overbearing government interference, threats of raids, seizures of products and intimidation. We want homesteaders to feel free to produce on their land and feed their families without intrusion by bureaucratic agents. We want artisanal producers to create nutrient-dense, delicious, value-added products and to calm their fears of being stuck in red tape and opposition. We want consumers to be able to purchase foods from small, local producers of their choosing. But we cannot achieve these goals without your help!
Please consider making a year-end donation to the FTCLDF. If you have already donated, we thank you very much. Click HERE to make a donation.*
2. Take Action Sign up for our emails HERE. We send out twice-monthly newsletters to keep you informed of food freedom issues. Additionally we send out Action Alerts, both on the federal and state level, whenever there is a timely legislation measure that needs attention. Staying current and informed of ongoing legislation regarding food freedom is of the utmost importance.
If you're already signed up for our emails (which if you're reading this email, you likely are), make sure that we also have your state on file so that you can receive state alerts. To update your state or any of your contact preferences, please go to "change your contact details" hyperlinked at the very bottom of this email.
3. Practice Self-Sufficiency Grow your own food when possible, even if it's just a few herbs in the kitchen window. It's empowering to grow and make your own food so that you know exactly what you are consuming. As part of the food freedom movement, let's take back control from industrial agriculture!
4. Keep It Local
Support your local food economy by buying directly from the source and as close to home as possible. By keeping your food dollars in your community, you help create a stronger local economy. One popular and easy option is to join a local farmer's CSA (community supported agriculture) model where you subscribe to a farm's offerings before harvest.
5. Support, Share, & Engage with Your Community Talk and share with your contacts about why it is important to support food freedom and about the various issues threatening it. Visit farms in your area, and get to know the lovely people producing your food. Or better yet volunteer to truly understand all of the work that goes into producing food sustainably. We can vote three times a day with our forks! Do what you can today to fight for food freedom!
*The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund is a 501(c)4 organization. Your donation is not deductible as a charitable contribution because donations are used, in part, for lobbying. To make a tax-deductible donation, please visit our sister site, the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund Foundation HERE.
Thanks for being a part of our food freedom community!
Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF), a 501(c)(4) nonprofit, defends the rights and broadens the freedoms of family farms and artisan food producers while protecting consumer access to raw milk and nutrient-dense foods.