The purpose of Western MA Regenerative Food System to increase all residents’ well-being by establishing systems that ensure access to good food while building healthy soils and creating economic opportunities through practices that are ecologically sound and socially just.
To reach 30% regeneratively produced, distributed and equitably accessed food by 2030 in Western Massachusetts. This goal is geared towards including our bioregional partners of New England and New York.
Who We Are
We are a network of Western Massachusetts organizations, institutions and individuals with a deep commitment to economic, environmental and social justice through the regenerative production, distribution and equitable access to good food. We aim to connect our efforts and activities with the other Northeast states: Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont
WMRFS is proud to be housed by and partner directly with NOFA/Mass
The Western MA Regenerative Food System supports:
• Investing in infrastructure that supports our farmers, gardeners and consumers • Making regenerative knowledge and education available by all and to all • Adopting and creating policy that supports regenerative agriculture, food processing and accessibility • Centering health & wellbeing through personal and professional relationships and connection to our landscapes • empowering and supporting our citizens and farmers to grow regeneratively •
Equity and racial justice are core to organizing a regenerative food system. The current paradigm of food systems disproportionately affects low income communities and communities of color. Additionally, we believe each community holds the key to a regenerative future. It is our responsibility to listen, share and mobilize support for a transformative shift in power and resource dynamics.
To join the organizing process, please contact Hannah at rfs @ nofamass.org