6. Regional Food Systems


Create a local foods movement by connecting local producers to markets for their products both within and outside the region


  1. Increase the amount of locally sourced food served in institutional food service (schools, jails, colleges, hospitals), restaurants, and commercial grocers.

  2. Start new and support the expansion of existing value-added agricultural businesses including processing, warehousing, distribution, etc

  3. Improve access to locally sourced food through the development of modern community-based farmer’s markets.

  4. Increase the competitiveness of local products and connect local producers to markets outside the region. .