May 27, 2013

‘Foodies’ spark reawakening of Grange in California

From exclusive Marin to tony Malibu, young food activists are sparking the renaissance of an old fraternal order – the California Grange. The state Grange still abides by its symbolic Civil War-era ceremonies, but in its modern-day role, it’s become home to food literacy activists, food insecurity worriers and food sovereignty supporters. Not to mention the slow food devotees who, in turn, support the small organic farmers and local produce purveyors.  "For lack of a better term, it seems to be ‘foodies’ who care about community today and see the Grange as a way to provide community service," said Rick Keel, spokesman for the California State Grange. Read More

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