Category Archives: Food & Food Systems

New Farmers: Challenges in Accessing Knowledge, Land, and Financing

Posted on by Alison Hastings, Manager, Office of Strategic Partnerships, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

Later this summer, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) will host a meeting on Beginning Farmers’ access to land and financing and publish an overview of financial and technical assistance resources. This meeting and summary document follow-up recommendations identified … Continue reading

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Preserving Our Farmlands

Posted on by Donna Drewes, Sustainable Jersey

Chefs to serve up a feast for farm to table fundraiser New Jersey’s farmlands are the foundation for a strong agricultural industry and a way of life for generations of farm families. Scenic landscapes of green and productive fields are … Continue reading

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Building a Food Movement Requires People Persons

Posted on by by Alison Hastings

Early last week, I was interviewed by a graduate student in NYU’s Masters of Food Studies program. We had a great discussion – she asked very detailed questions about DVRPC’s food system plan and I asked her about her interest … Continue reading

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Waste Not, Want Not: Reducing Food Waste

Posted on by Alison Hastings, Manager, Office of Strategic Partnerships, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

This past Sunday, I cleaned out my refrigerator of Thanksgiving leftovers. The cranberry and orange relish had fermented. The cheesecake had absorbed all of the odors of the fridge. The roasted vegetables looked like they had passed on to the … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween, New Jersey

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Throughout the month of October, the Dodge blog featured a wide range of blog posts related to food issues and food systems in honor of Food Day 2012. We learned how organizations are addressing food insecurity issues, and about New Jersey’s … Continue reading

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