Regional Food Systems
GOAL: Create a local foods movement by connecting local producers to markets for their products both within and outside the region

Objectives

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

Potential for Collaboration with Other SOAR Goals

Healthy Communities - by integrating regional food systems with wellness efforts to increase the availability and ease of access to healthy food choices

21st Century Workforce - by ensureing farmers are aware and able to access new technologies for improved efficiency and profit

SOAR Regional Blueprint Goals

Strategic Partnerships

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. 

Ongoing Projects

SOAR FARM LOANS

Perry County Farm to School

Pikeville Farmer's Market

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Assistance Resources

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.

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