Normally our rally participants are a last minute crowd but we are two weeks out from the No Farms No Food® Rally and we have more people signed up at this point than ever before. Our intern, Rachel, is on the phone setting up dozens of meetings with state legislators for our lobby teams. Come join the many people that have signed up to talk with our elected leaders about saving farmland – we’ve still got room for more participants!
Get on the Bus
And, thanks to generous support from Slow Food NYC and Food Systems NYC, we are able to offer 10 need-based bus scholarships for people taking the trip from Manhattan! For more information on the bus scholarship or the No Farms No Food® Rally contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (518) 581-0078. Special thanks to our other Rally Sponsors: the Heritage Radio Network, which will be covering the event; and New York City-based local foods advocate Melissa Danielle, who is helping organize the NYC bus. We couldn’t do it without you!
First Deputy Comptroller Pete Grannis Joining the Rally
First Deputy Comptroller Pete Grannis of the New York State Office of the State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, will speak during the No Farms No Food Rally brown bag lunch. Comptroller DiNapoli’s office is a powerful advocate for farmland conservation, the business of agriculture and strong local food systems. Check out his hard-hitting and information packed reports on the critical importance of farming, farmland protection, farmers markets to the state’s economy and childhood obesity due to a lack of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Speaking to Our State Leaders
Over the last 30 years, New York State has lost roughly 4,500 median-sized farms to real estate development. This needs to stop. Join us and tell Governor Cuomo and our state legislators how much you care about local farms and food. Check out our No Farms No Food® Rally state budget and policy priorities. Pack a brown bag lunch made with New York State grown food and register to join the crowd!