sustainable food

Massachusetts Legal Food Hub Round-Up: 100 Farmers and Food Businesses Helped!
by Annie Lemelin

The Legal Food Hub just reached another milestone: its 100th case in Massachusetts. The Legal Food Hub helps small farmers and food entrepreneurs by matching them with free legal help provided by volunteer attorneys. It’s the first service of its kind in the nation and is currently available to farmers and food businesses in Massachusetts,…

CLF and Partners Release Unprecedented Food Policy Report
by Jenny Rushlow

In New England, we import the majority of the food we consume. Numerous policy barriers at the local, state, and federal levels affect our region’s capacity to grow and consume more of our own food; process and distribute more of our own meat, poultry, and seafood; and support our signature farmland and those who farm…

FDA Extends Deadline To Comment on Food Safety Rules
by Ben Tettlebaum

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has extended the deadline to comment on its two proposed food safety rules until this Friday, November 22.  Many people reported trouble accessing the federal comments website,, last week.  FDA has been flooded with so many comments about its proposed Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules that it…

CLF Ventures to Offer Food Hub Webinar
by Liz Carver

CLF Ventures is working with Wholesome Wave Foundation to offer a complimentary webinar about the Food Safety Modernization Act and implications for food hub operators. The food hub work with Wholesome Wave continues CLF Ventures’ efforts to build capacity and develop resources for sustainable food organizations in New England. Proposed FDA Food Safety Modernization Act Requirements…