Drop It Like It’s Hot:  Worcester Youth Cook Up a Spicy Sauce from Organic Urban Gardens

Drop It Like It’s Hot:  Worcester Youth Cook Up a Spicy Sauce from Organic Urban Gardens

By FALPC Intern, Jacquelyn Burmeister Visiting one of the REC Farmers Market in Worcester, you may notice something distinctive about the YouthGROW farm stand.  Besides being manned by mostly youth, they are one of the few places in the market that offers something apart from the raw produce that their farm yields.  Next to the … Continue reading

The Worcester Food Hub: An Economic Development Project Around Local Food

By FALPC Intern Jacquelyn Burmeister Worcester County boasts being the one of the most important agricultural producers in the state.  The majority of our producers are small farms, containing 65 acres or less of land.  This means that when we buy local in Worcester, we are directly supporting families and small businesses, and not large, … Continue reading

NOFA & Worcester

Guest Post By Jenna Wills, FALPC Intern For this post Jenna spoke with Julie Rawson, Executive Director of NOFA/Mass. The Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) is a regional organization that has chapters in MA, CT, NY, NJ, VT, and RI. Their missionis to: “[to “foster] a community including farmers, gardeners, homesteaders, landscapers and consumers working … Continue reading

Majora Carter: “Economic Diversity Will Save Our Communities”

Just as I suspected, Majora Carter’s speech and presentation at Worcester State University this morning was awe-inspiring, motivating, exciting, and rejuvenating.  She was at WSU as part of their Courageous Conversations series and she presented on her life and work in the South Bronx. I first learned of Majora’s work when she founded and led … Continue reading