Foodies feeding the hungry are at the Farmer’s Markets. Some of them have actually seen a 20 – 30% increase of attendance and sales over the few years.
Most of the supermarket chains are trying to offer local farmer’s produce, other local producers are they thinking they should be competing with the Farmer’s Markets? They have figured out that people want fresh produce not tired produce. And their spin is about helping local farmers sell to more customers..I really wonder how true this is.
There is another market trend – underground markets. According to Gigabiting calls it DIY, they write that it used to be a compliment and now it’s a business plan. For many people that get involved with an Underground, it’s like an incubator you get to learn from fellow foodies and connect with consumers directly.
Many foodies cannot get into Farmers Markets, because the managers want produce not other food products or other value-added products. It’s usually 80% produce and 20% value-added products. Plus, you got all the fees to get into the Market and and strict health codes and licensing requirements. Yes, it’s good to be concerned about having food safety..have we gone too far?
I think it’s quite safe to say there aren’t any underground markets in locally at least I can’t find anything on line. However, it doesn’t mean there aren’t any.
If you are a baker, we are waiting for a new bill to pass, that will allow us to bake at home. The house passed the bill 34 to 14 votes. It’s called the Home Cottage law.
It’s a small concession that will help many bakers make a few extra dollars for their family and help them learn their craft when they are ready to go big.
Educate yourself on how you can help to feed the hungry.
Your consumer habits can have global importance, so buy, work, play and discard responsibly. If we focus on conservation and good stewardship, we can all help to maximize the food resources we have and make more of them available to those in need. Fair trade, sustainability and planet positive choices are all interrelated. Learning about agribusiness, food distribution, community infrastructures and avenues for charitable action will help you understand and show your children the best way to build a community where no child goes hungry.
Another cool thing is a Book Libraries.. have turned into food pantries. Any other informational articles about food trucks.
Looking forward to your comments and suggestions. I found the US Department of Agriculture website which you can get more information on how you can help.
Enjoy until next time,