SALFA encourages, supports, and promotes broader access to local food resources.
- Advocating that food stamps are eligible for the farmer’s market
- Supporting the creation of a local food broker to connect food surplus and need
- Promote healthy local food that is affordable to the community
- Identify current local food providers and resources for the community
- Support the establishment of a local food coop with a certified kitchen
- Support and promote the establishment of local Community Gardens
SALFA takes a leadership role in educating the community about the usage and access to local foods.
- Providing education to individuals regarding fresh food preparation and storage
- Providing education regarding the superior economic and nutritional value of locally grown foods, especially to middle and lower income families.
- Connect the community with a central list of food growers and providers
- Promoting the locavore pledge
- Advocating outreach to farmers and restaurant owners to choose local sustainable options
- Publicize the economic benefits of accessing and using local foods for the community and the household
- Establishing clear access to locally grown foods to the community, especially low income families.
- Advocating for increased cultural diversity and cultural competence in local food choices
- Advocating for healthy soil and plant management practices including avoiding the use of pesticides and herbicides
SALFA seeks to establish a stronger and sustainable local food system for the community and change how the community and citizens view their food system.
- Advocating for local foods in schools
- Participating in policy development and change in government
- Establishing a funding source for a safety net for families in need
- Promote the awareness of the Farm-Table-Pantry-Compost-Recycle System
- Ensures the community’s access to affordable, nutritious, and culturally appropriate food for all people at all times. (adapted from http://www.foodsecurity.org)
SALFA promotes raising awareness of and establishing local food security for the Sheboygan Area.
- Develop self-reliance among the community in obtaining their food and to create a system of growing, manufacturing, processing, making available, and selling food that is regionally based. (adapted from www.foodsecurity.org)
- Provide outreach to work towards household food security, i.e.: when a family does not live in hunger or fear of starvation (adapted from Wikipedia.org)
- Protect Community Garden spaces
- Protect local farming through advocacy and support of buying direct from the farm