The latest edition of the ACORN newsletter is in the mail! The office was filled with paper and envelopes in a furious attempt to finish before the weekend–it’s a big job assembling hundreds of envelopes (nope, we don’t have a big mail house doing this for us).
This edition features in-depth information on the conference and key speakers, as well as ACORN’s new Value-Added Project (have you registered for our free webinar on January 28th?). There’s also a terrific article on Local Fair Trade:
“Why would new entrants consider agriculture if they would be no better off than they would be working a minimum wage job with no benefits? Is it any surprise that Statistics Canada figures reveal that between 1991 and 2006, Canada lost over 60% of its farmers under the age of 35?”
Another terrific inclusion in this member newsletter mailout, is our recently up-dated print directory of certified organic growers and resources for Atlantic Canada. We used to do a print directory on a regular basis, but found that it was already out of date by the time it was printed. This is still the case, however many of our members really wanted a new hardcopy, rather than run to the computer to look something up.
If you are not a member of ACORN, why not consider joining now? We’ll immediately send you our new newsletter and copy of the print directory.
Finally, thank you to each one of our members–you are invaluable to our organization. Now that we are in our 10th year, we can honestly say, we couldn’t have done it without you!