Increase the amount of locally sourced food served in institutional food service (schools, jails, colleges, hospitals), restaurants, and commercial grocers.
Start new and support the expansion of existing value-added agricultural businesses including processing, warehousing, distribution, etc
Improve access to locally sourced food through the development of modern community-based farmer’s markets.
Increase the competitiveness of local products and connect local producers to markets outside the region
These partners are part of the existing ecosystem that can support the realization of creating a local foods movement by connecting local producers to markets for their products both within and outside the region.
The Assitance directory highlights strategic partners that may be able to help you in the implementation of mature stage projects needing one final piece of the puzzle.