#California gets serious about promoting #FarmToFork – well done! @sustaincities @Seedstock cc @EATf…

#California gets serious about promoting #FarmToFork – well done! @sustaincities @Seedstock cc @EATf…

Image credit: State of California The Golden State’s farm-to-table movement has had friends in high places working on their behalf in recent months. This past September, California Governor Jerry Brown signed seven pieces of legislation in honor of Sacramento’s Farm-to-Fork week , an annual event that celebrates locally produced foods and promotes getting it into the hands of local consumers. The bills include the establishment of a state Farm-to-Fork office (AB 2413), penalties for fraudulent advertising at farmers markets (AB 1871), authorizing direct sales from food producers to the public (AB 1990), utility assistance for food banks (AB 2218), encouraging solar power usage on agricultural land (AB 2241), a reevaluation of neonicotinoid pesticides (AB 1789) and expanding homeowners and renters gardening rights (AB 2561). In a statement, Gov. Brown’s office said the meas...

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