Everyone has a personal relationship with food, but not everyone is aware of the politics and policies that surround the origins of our food and how it actually travels to our plates. Recently, the State of Massachusetts awarded the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) a contract to create a state-wide food policy.
So what is a food policy and why should we need one? Will it affect our local farmers, our thriving farmer’s market and community based food programs? Will it improve the quality of our food and the efficiency and fairness of food distribution?
Please join the Lexington League of Women Voters Friday, February 7, for a lively panel discussion on this topic. Our panelists include: Jim Wilson owner of Wilson Farm, Liz Connelly, co-founder of the Lexington Farmers Market and Kids Cooking Green, Charlie Radosolovich (the “Rad Urban Farmer”) and Lauren Yaffee, a Lexington farmer.
This is the fifth in the series of 2013-2014 First Friday Forums hosted by the League of Women Voters of Lexington to promote awareness and understanding of public policy issues. Coffee will be available at 9:15 a.m. and presentations will begin at 9:30 in the Community Meeting Room on the lower level of Cary Memorial Library, 1874 Massachusetts Avenue. For more information or to carpool, contact the League at 781-863-1733. All League forums are open to the public at no charge.