Working to Increase Land Access and “Grow” New Farms

Partnering with the New Jersey Conservation Foundation, we are holding a series of meetings with land trusts and other stakeholders to work on improving land access for New Jersey farmers. Our group met with David Haight, New York State Director of American Farmland...

Why We Have to Grow New Farmers

To strengthen our local food economy, we must increase the number of farmers on the land in northern New Jersey. Growing new farmers is a substantial challenge for our region, considering the following statistics. Number of farms: The number of operational farms in...

Garden State Ranks #42 In Commitment to Local Food

New Jersey is #42 in the country in its commitment to local food, dropping two notches over the past year, according to the 2016 Locavore Index. The Index ranks the 50 states, plus Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, using a variety of indicators related to...

Dear Friend of the Foodshed Alliance

If you are like me, you are passionate about the inextricable connection between food, farms and the environment. If we want food that is healthy, clean, nutritious and locally grown, we have to support and promote local farms as stewards of our rural lands and...