Kuster Visits Warner Public Market, Discusses Efforts To Build More Resilient Local Food System
**Earlier in the day, Kuster visited a site along the Merrimack River to discuss a recently awarded $6.8 million USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service grant**
Warner, June 8, 2021
Warner, N.H. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, visited Warner Public Market, a locally-owned marketplace on Main Street, and met with co-owner Bret Ingold to discuss challenges and opportunities in developing a sustainable, resilient local food system in New Hampshire.
“I want to thank Bret, co-owner of Warner Public Market, for taking the time to speak with me today about his business and efforts to bolster our local New Hampshire food system,” said Rep. Kuster. “I look forward to bringing his story to the House Agriculture Committee, where I am working to tackle intersecting issues such as local agriculture, equitable food systems, and environmental sustainability.”
“Warner Public Market is a multifaceted marketplace, part retail, and part education, intended to benefit producers, consumers, and employees with an emphasis on sustainability and the triple bottom line philosophy which favors people, planet, and profit equally,” said Bret Ingold, co-owner of the Warner Public Market. “As members of the agricultural community, we especially appreciate Rep. Kuster's work on the Agriculture Committee — representing the interests of small and beginning farmers is essential work for the future of NH and our food system.”
Rep. Kuster has been a consistent advocate for New Hampshire’s farmers and producers, bringing the voices of Granite Staters to Congress. In the 117th Congress, Kuster was reappointed to the House Agriculture Committee, which she served on for her first three terms in Congress. On the committee, Kuster helped advance critical legislation to bolster the Northern Border Regional Commission, strengthen the dairy safety net, support veteran farming and small organic farms, boost rural development, and protect nutrition assistance.