The Local Food Movement has been gaining quite a lot of traction these days, and for good reason! This Eph & Jeff show features guest Laura Ginsburg, who works actively with cooperative businesses to help them succeed. She has a lot of experience with local agriculture, and is starting a dairy to make ice cream, so she has keen insight into the current food systems and what we need to see happen for a better food system today.
Share your voice and opinion about Montana House Bill 630 with Cort Jensen at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is the time where legislation is being written, and it’s important to shape what food and practices are going to be allowed in our lives in the coming years.
In this episode Laura touches on: the poultry industry and the nation-wide 1,000 bird exemption; local farmers’ markets and their discrepancies; the difference between household created food and local food – and how local food can come from very big farms; and the dairy industry in America today. We also touch on raw milk, and some of the issues behind it.
Laura’s dairy can be followed at Facebook.com/thegoldenyoke. Please “Like” it!
Her blog is on the National Young Farmers’ Coalition.
And check out her professional work helping cooperatives at LakeCountyCDC.org.