Support Local Farms

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Why Is This a Priority?

Residents said preserving farmland and local farms is important to protect the beauty of the region and create jobs. Ensuring the economic stability and long-term viability of local farms will assure that rural areas throughout the CONNECT region continue contributing.[/vc_column_text][divider line_type=”No Line” custom_height=”20″][fancy-ul icon_type=”font_icon” icon=”icon-ok” color=”Extra-Color-3″]

How Do We Get There?

  • Bring food issues to the forefront of local government.
  • Support farmers and local food production.
  • Connect residents to their food systems.
  • Address equity and access to food.
  • Foster communication and collaboration among diverse stakeholders to improve food access and distribution.
  • Conduct Additional Research to identify how residents define “local” and determine the messages and values that resonate.
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What Can Residents Do?

  • Shop at stores that stock locally sourced foods
  • Visit your local farmer’s market
  • Support legislation that promotes local farms and food production
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