SALFA’s Goals


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
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