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BEDFORD 2020’S TASK FORCES ARE ON THE JOB FOR YOU.

Food and Agriculture

CURRENT PROJECTS
Local Food Forum March 4, 2017
Dig in! Join us to celebrate and explore local food’s many benefits and learn how we can support our farmers, our food system, and initiatives that increase food access for all.
vegout-300 VegOut!
For healthy, sustainable food, you needn’t go much further than your community or your own backyard. Veg Out! is our one-stop hub for all things local food. LOCAL FOOD MAP
localfood-300 Local Food Project
Building an economically viable, high-quality, locally-sourced food system for institutional buyers. This system is designed to be reliable, resilient, responsive, and replicable.
compost-300 Get The Dirt On Compost
Learn about composting styles and see leaf mulching demonstrated at local homes, farms and schools.
ALL ABOUT THIS TASK FORCE

Food and agriculture are important to the vitality of the Bedford community. By choosing to eat locally, we can enhance the quality of the food supply, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, bolster the town’s economy and help preserve Bedford’s agricultural land. The Food and Agriculture Task Force is working to help strengthen the local food system and increase community awareness of and access to locally produced food. The current focus of the Task Force is directed to the following four areas: education, sourcing, networking and information, and public policy and advocacy.

The process will include the following steps:

  • Increase awareness of local agricultural efforts in the community, including creation of viable food shed
  • Increase awareness of farmer’s markets and other sources of local food, including CSA’s (Community Supported Agriculture), retail markets, farm stands, etc.
  • Educate the community on the skills and resources needed to grow fruits and vegetables in home, community and school gardens
  • Support legislative initiatives to protect agricultural land and promote farming
  • Support efforts to make local food affordable and available to community feeding programs, schools and hospitals
MEMBERS
Olivia Farr Olivia Farr (Chair)
Vice-President, Bedford 2020
ofarr@aol.com
Mimi Edelman Mimi Edelman
I & Me Farm
Annie Farrell Annie Farrell
Master Farmer, Millstone Farm
Alexandra Forrester Alexandra Forrester
School Gardens, Bedford Central School District
 Margaret Gifford
Founder, Watervine Impact
Suzi Novak
InterGenerate and UUFNW Green Team
Mimi Lines Mimi Lines
Bedford Garden Club, Landscape Designer
Vicki Marwell Vicki Marwell
Hopp Ground Garden Club
Karen Hiniker Simons
Principal, Hudson Varick Resources
Anita Stockbridge Anita Stockbridge
Bedford Garden Club
Jim Wood Jim Wood
President, Bedford Farmers Club