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Massachusetts Food System Plan released and open for comments

Mass Ag Commissioner, John LeBeaux, Sonia Schloeman, UMass Extension and Rich Bonanno, UMass Extension
October 27, 2015

Massachusetts state officials released a plan for boosting locally grown food – the first such plan since 1974.

This plan (still in draft form) presents goals, recommendations, and actions for our state’s food system that have been developed through an extensive public process directed by the Massachusetts Food Policy Council. Final edits and a thorough review is still in process. Your feedback is important. Comments will be received until Friday, November 6 at 5:00 pm. Comments will be included with responses as part of the final document when it is presented to the Council in December.

When sending comments, please be as concise as possible and include your name, town of residence, and any organizational affiliation (if applicable).

Your email addresses, phone numbers or street addresses in the document will not be shown. Please send comments via one of the following options:

Email: Project Manager Winton Pitcoff at//">

Fax: Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, attn. David Elvin at 413 732-2593

Letter: Mass Local Food System Plan, David Elvin, PVPC, 60 Congress Street, Springfield, MA  01104