While Spring is often thought of as a time of revitalization, we’re ahead of the game here at NAMA. This month we’ve brought on several new team members, who will introduce themselves over the next few months. Plus, we’re working on our new Strategic Plan, looking forward to building a fresh new website, and there might even be a new logo coming soon (shh!). AND after being apart throughout COVID, the NAMA team is finally coming together in person, and some of us are meeting for the first time! We’ll be enjoying the chilly air of the Adirondacks for a few days while focusing on Rebooting the Revolocean. Catch up on some network happenings, what's happening with the AQUAA Act, and more!
As we inch our way closer to the opening of scallop season on December 1st here in New England and many are diving into the harvest season, things here at NAMA have been bustling. There’s been an upwelling of momentum from the People’s Kitchen Counter-Mobilization to Farm Aid 2021 and so much more.
Last month, Niaz reminded us all to find joy, and this month, I’d like to remind us all to take pause. When times are busy like this, taking a small pause here and there allows us to celebrate the accomplishments and start envisioning where this momentum will carry us.
A few years ago as a friend and I were walking our dogs in the woods, she said watching dogs run and play brings her joy. I hadn’t really thought about the concept of joy that way and how even a little bit of it can lift our spirits for quite a while.
I’m sure I’m not alone in this quest for joy these days so I can keep fighting for good. If you are reading this, please take a minute and drop me a line about what brings you joy. Is it a song, a prayer, a meal, or a place? Is it dogs playing??? I’d love to know and share with our broader community if you’ll give me permission. "
Plus, frankenfish hits the market! Restaurants are NOT required to label GE salmon, so check out the full newsletter to find out which restaurants are serving frankenfish.