Connecting Farmers and Buyers

On July 13, RAFI-USA hosted a Farmer & Buyer Connect event at Piney Wood Park in Durham, NC. Learn more and see photos from this event.

School for Food Justice, Faith, and Storytelling Session 6: Toward a Theology of Hunger

On June 24, 2021, Come to the Table hosted the sixth session of our 2021 School for Food Justice, Faith, and Storytelling (SFJFS). Faith leaders from across North Carolina participated in this session, which was held virtually and featured Dr. Ellen Davis, the Amos Ragan Kearns Distinguished Professor of Bible and Practical Theology at Duke Divinity School.

Edna Rodriguez

Edna Rodriguez, Ahead of the Curve

In this staff spotlight, Executive Director Edna Rodriguez shares a bit about her background what organizational shifts have come about during her tenure, and her passion for tackling the issues that RAFI-USA faces on a daily basis.

#TakeActionToday: Support the Relief for America’s Small Farmers Act

RAFI-USA wholeheartedly endorses the Relief for America’s Small Farmers Act, re-introduced by Sen. Gillibrand, which provides debt relief for small farms with FSA loans. We urge you to take action today and ask your legislators to cosponsor this critical bill and support its inclusion in any future legislative package.

RAFI-USA to hold Farmers of Color Network “Farmers and Buyers Connect” on July 13

On July 13 at 5:30-7:30 p.m., the Farmers of Color Network (FOCN) will host its second Farmers & Buyers Connect event at Piney Wood Park in Durham, NC (400 East Woodcroft Parkway). The event gives farmers of color, churches, farmers markets, and retail and wholesale buyers in the Piedmont region of the state an opportunity to build relationships that broaden the visibility and strengthen market access for farmers of color throughout the state.

Introduction: Flaws in the Food System – 2020 Was Just an Alarm Bell

RAFI-USA’s new blog series, Flaws in the Food System – 2020 Was Just an Alarm Bell, will lift up the stories of farmers, farmers markets, and other stakeholders who have received direct service support or grant funds from RAFI-USA over the years. Their stories illustrate how systemic and institutional inequities affect their lives and work.