COVID-19 Food Advocacy Opportunities

COVID-19 has exposed weaknesses in many parts of the food system. This includes equitable access to food. The U.P. Food Exchange believes good food should be a part of everyone’s life, so we are excited to help spread the word about potential federal policy changes that support food access. We hope that you will join us in supporting this legislation by signing on, using the letter (link below) as templates, or calling our representatives.

The Expanding SNAP Options Act of 2020 would enable farmers markets, farms, and small retailers and grocery stores to accept SNAP online – giving SNAP recipients access to local and healthy food through curbside pickup optionsLearn more here.

Join several organizations asking the USDA to act before September 30 to extend critical nationwide child nutrition program waivers through the rest of the school year. This would make free school lunches universal during the 2020/2021 school year. Learn more here. 


Upper Peninsula Local Food News & Events

To find upcoming events or local food near you, check out our most recent Plowshare Newsletter or as well as our regional partners local food updates all linked below!


Upper Peninsula
UPFE – PLOWSHARE

Statewide
TLD – LOCAL FOOD COMPANION 

Marquette County
MARQUETTE FOOD CO-OP FRESH FEED


The Plowshare Archive

2020

Volume 8, Issue 15-August 2

Volume 8, Issue 14-August 1

Volume 8, Issue 13-July 1

Volume 8, Issue 12-June 2

Volume 8, Issue 11-June 1

Volume 8, Issue 10-May 4

Volume 8, Issue 9-May 3

Volume 8, Issue 8-May 2

Volume 8, Issue 7-May 1

Volume 8, Issue 6-April 3

Volume 8, Issue 5-April 2

Volume 8, Issue 4-April 1

Volume 8, Issue 3-March

Volume 8, Issue 2-February

Volume 8, Issue 1-January

2019

Volume 7, Issue 12-December

Volume 7, Issue 11-November

Volume 7, Issue 10-October

Volume 7, Issue 9-September

Volume 7, Issue 8-August

Volume 7, Issue 7-July

Volume 7, Issue 6-June

Volume 7, Issue 5-May

Volume 7, Issue 4-April

Volume 7, Issue 3-March

Volume 7, Issue 2-February

Volume 7, Issue 1-January

2018

Volume 6, Issue 11-December

Volume 6, Issue 10-October

Volume 6, Issue 9-September

Volume 6, Issue 8-August

Volume 6, Issue 7-July

Volume 6, Issue 6-June

Volume 6, Issue 5-May

Volume 6, Issue 4-April

Volume 6, Issue 3-March

Volume 6, Issue 2-February

Volume 6, Issue 1-January

2017

Volume 5, Issue 12-December

Volume 5, Issue 11-November

Volume 5, Issue 10-October

Volume 5, Issue 9-September 

Volume 5 Issue 8-August

Volume 5 Issue 7-July

Volume 5 Issue 6-June

Volume 5 Issue 5-May

Volume 5 Issue 4-April

Volume 5 Issue 3-March

Volume 5 Issue 2-February

Volume 5 Issue 1-January

2016

Volume 4 Issue 1-January

Volume 4 Issue 2-February

Volume 4 Issue 3-March

Volume 4 Issue 4-April

Volume 4 Issue 5-June

Volume 4 Issue 6-July

Volume 4 Issue 7-August

Volume 4 Issue 8-September

Volume 4 Issue 9-October

Volume 3 Issue 10-November

2015

Volume 3 Issue 2-February

Volume 3 Issue 3-March

Volume 3 Issue 4-April

Volume 3 Issue 5-May

Volume 3 Issue 6-June

Volume 3 Issue 7-July

Volume 3 Issue 8-August

Volume 3 Issue 9-September

Volume 3 Issue 10-October

Volume 3 Issue 11-November

Volume 3 Issue 12-December