Action Alert: Join Us for Family Farms and Local Foods Day

Join us at the Texas Capitol in Austin on Monday, February 21, 2011 for the Family Farms and Local Foods Day! This is an opportunity for citizens from all over Texas to come together to speak up for our local food producers. You will have the chance to learn about the legislative process, meet legislators and their staff, and learn how to be an activist in support of our food freedom.

PLANNING AHEAD: Please call to make an appointment with your State Representative and Senator as soon as possible! You can look them up online at www.fyi.legis.state.tx.us, or you can also find out by calling the Capitol Switchboard at 512-463-4630.

WHERE: Capitol Extension, Floor E2, Room E2.002

DATE: Monday, February 21

TIME: Noon to 5 pm

PARKING: Parking is usually available at the Capitol Visitors Center, located between Trinity and San Jacinto Streets at 12th and 13th. Parking maps are available at www.tspb.state.tx.us/SPB/Plan/Parking.htm

MAPS: Maps of the Capitol are available at www.tspb.state.tx.us/SPB/Plan/FloorPlan/FlorPlan.htm

Can’t make it to Austin? No problem! Plan to meet with your legislators’ district office on the same day. We can provide you with materials and help you prepare. Send an email at info@farmandranchfreedom.org or call 254-697-2661.

On Friday, April 29, FARFA is holding the Second Family Farms and Local Foods Education Day at the Texas Capitol. The event is an opportunity for farmers and consumers from all over the state to come together to speak up for our local food producers. You will have the chance to learn about the legislative process, meet legislators and their staff, and learn how to be an activist in support of our food freedom.

Please make your plans today to join us on April 29. And please invite others from your area to join you! Wouldn’t this be a great opportunity to invite some friends along for the ride to Austin? How about young family members who might benefit from the educational experience of seeing our state government in action? Are you a member of a CSA or milk group with others who might like to carpool or caravan to Austin? The more people we have, the more the legislators will hear our voices and see our commitment to local foods and family farms.