By Matthew French – www.virginiafoodfreedom.org
Video link below
On Sunday morning Bernadette Barber was on Fox & Friends Weekend to talk about the Virginia Food Freedom Act (HB 1290) and she took a sweet potato pie with her. She has done a great job representing the idea and spirit of the legislation.
One of the great comments she made was that this bill was not just for farmers.
“This is not just for farmers, this is for everyone in Virginia. People that live in apartments, in cities, in the suburbs; whatever you can make in your kitchen that your neighbors and family and friends would like to purchase, as long as you have that label on there it’s a legal sale. This will revolutionize the food scape in Virginia.”
I believe this is an aspect of the bill that needs to be made more well known. Folks who are living in the innercity and struggling to make ends meet could add to their income by preparing home cooked meals for sale. And who knows, they could end up with their own cooking show on T.V. Don’t laugh, it has happened before.
You can watch the full two and half minute video by clicking below. I hope you will share this video with your friends. We need to pass the Virginia Food Freedom Act and to do that we need as many people to see this as possible.
Question: Are you ready to see this bill signed by the Governor? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Matthew French is a farmer in southwest Virginia. He and his family operate their 200 year old farm where they raise pastured poultry, free-range pigs, grass-fed lamb and a variety of vegetables. You can find more from him at www.thefrenchfamilyfarm.com