We urge everyone out there who has not already contacted our Senators to please do fist thing in the morning! The future of small family farms and local food is at stake! On Nov. 17, the Senate is finally set to vote on the controversial bill (s.510), and small-scale and organic farmers urgently need two important amendments so the new regulations don’t place huge financial burdens on small farmers. Without these two important amendments — currently opposed by all the big names in agribusiness — small farmers will not be protected from inappropriate regulations meant to curtail the largest and most likely culprits of food safety outbreaks in the U.S.: giant, consolidated agribusinesses and their massive processing partners. Senator Harry Reid contact number: (202) 224-3542; Senator John Ensign contact number: (202) 224-6244
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The Great Basin Community Food Co-op Community Newsletter (Fall 2010). The fall newsletter is here! This newsletter’s issue includes: an update on the Co-op move (new store location), new products at the Co-op, Thanksgiving recipes, Lacto-fermentation, committee updates (e.g. suggestion box, local food committee activity, outreach, etc.), member loan drive, fall seedling sale photos, member thoughts/poems and more!
Thanks to your continual support and patronage at your local food co-op, we are now able to offer a lower special order mark-up system. All special orders for basic members are cost plus 15% and for member-owners who volunteer 8 or more hours a month the special order mark-up is cost plus 0% mark-up! Visit […]
Updated (Post-Event): See some photos of this session at the 2010 Green Summit! GBCFC co-founders , Amber and Nicole Sallaberry, have been selected to be a part of this year’s Green Summit panel on Thursday, June 17, alongside, Josie Luciano from Urban Roots Garden Classrooms . Session will be moderated by Lynell Garfield , City of Reno . The panel will provide an overview of food co-operatives and community development: economic, health […]
On Saturday, June 5, 2010–same day as the GBCFC Annual Membership Potluck Meeting at the River School –the Great Basin Community Food Co-op soft launched it’s new website! We’re calling it a soft launch because between now and the next few weeks into the summer season we will be rolling out additional, new content and features that we are anticipating will […]