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Important Bills in Senate Now would make more Locally Processed Foods Available
News via South Carolina Association of Farmer’s Market Board:
There are 2 bills in the SC 119th session right now that address processing food in private homes. From the Senate its Bill number “S1035” and has been referred to the Medical Affairs Committee. From the House, the Bill’s number is “H 4689” and has been referred to Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs. Both bills have only been in the process under 2 months and have only been ‘read’ once. Now is the time to contact our state senators and reps. and urge them to vote in favor of these bills!
After a little research, I think home bakers had a lot to do with bringing this about. The bills also mention processing low acid canned goods. This is awesome news!!! Lets all spread the word!
“Go to”: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/index.php you will find links to your state legislators. Urge them to support and vote “yes” on these bills! You can even send a message to the committees.
Maybe we could draft a letter from the SCAFM letting them know how important this issue is to the many farmers markets across the state.
Harvest News: The Winter Garden Issue
Upstate Locally Grown Market
We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally produced foods possible!
Market is open for ordering
Your Upstate Locally Grown market is now open for ordering, and the Harvest news will follow. It looks to be a good Harvest News with an article on Winter Gardens by Lloyd Willis, Phd.
Speaking of gardening, we just set the date for our 2nd annual seed swap for Feb 25. It will be at Happy Critters Ranch, Honea Path, SC, and Rob and Helen willl be serving up breakfast biscuits of pork from the farm. More details to follow, but, please save this date. We always have a fine time at these get-togethers, as well as exchange a whole lot of info from al the gardeners gathering in one place.
Later, exact date TBA, we will have a plant sale and swap at the Putney’s place. This one will coincide with safe dates to plant out your starts and plants. Whether you are a seasoned Master gardener, or just beginning; whether you have a full-fledged farm, an urban plot, or a balcony with flower pots, you will glean priceless info and meet some great folks to hang out with.
The link to USLG’s site is www.upstatesc.locallygrown.net, or click here