There are many important issues that impact the local Bucks County Foodshed and beyond.
Below are a list of topics that you can browse and find action items to address them, as they are available.
Elections & Local representatives
Voting and contacting your local representatives is crucial to having your voice heard!
Voting information: https://www.vote.pa.gov/About-Elections/Pages/Upcoming-Elections.aspx
Contact Information for local representatives:
|State Representatives & Senators
|List of Bucks County PA State Legislators
Philadelphia Office: (215) 241-1090
Wash., DC Office: (202) 224-4254
|Bob Casey Jr
Philadelphia Office: (215) 405-9660
Wash., DC Office: (202) 224-6324
Regenerative Agriculture & Sustainable Food Systems
In general, regenerative agriculture is a way of farming that focuses on restoring the soil to its natural ecosystem, which in turn, leaves the land in a better place for generations to come. Regenerative growers limit mechanical soil disturbance, helping to preserve the natural biology of the soil. Some common regenerative practices include reduced or no till, planting cover crops, increasing crop diversity, composting, and integrating animals with crops.
- Tell Lowe’s and Home Depot: Stop selling Roundup®! – Friends of the Earth Action
- Submit your public comment to ban toxic cyantraniliprole– Environmental Action
Food Security & Justice
The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that nearly 50 million Americans, including 16 million children, are food insecure. Over 15% of Americans lack a safe secure supply of food.
Rolling Harvest Food Rescue
Rolling Harvest Food Rescue collects donated produce from local farms and markets, and distributes immediately to the non-profit hunger-relief agencies helping the most needy families in the community.
Feed Family, Support A Family Farm
This BCFA-founded program purchases excess produce from farmers at Doylestown and Wrightstown Farmers Market and delivers it to limited resource members of the community.
SNAP Accepted at Doylestown and Wrightstown Farmers Markets
In an effort to expand access to local foods, all farmers at the Doylestown and Wrightstown Farmers Markets accept SNAP benefits, and for a limited time, BCFA is matching $2 for every $5 spent through SNAP.