San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition
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~ ABOUT US - OUR MISSION ~

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Our Mission

"Foster an equitable local food system that restores the health of the people, community, economy and ecosystem."

Core Value Standards

Our Coalition has proudly set rigorous Core Value Standards that we incorporate into our value system to offer high quality standards to the whole of San Luis Valley. Please feel free to read our Coalition Bylaws set forth by our Board Members.

Economy / Economic Health
Does it support local farmers?
Does it support the local economy?
Does it support the viability of local farms and a network of micro businesses?

Regenerative / Environmental Health
Is it local, regenerative, ecologically sound?
Does it support the health of; the soil, the people, the water, the ecosystems?
Does it foster respect for ecological longevity and health?
Does it promote regenerative use of resources; soil, water?

Food Production
Does it support the viability of local farm and a network of micro businesses?
Does it promote and enhance local food production and consumption ?
Does it empower people to put their hands in the earth?

Consumer Health
Does it improve access to local foods for everyone?
Does it promote a healthy community?
Does it create a community of informed consumers?
Does it educate people about the value of food?

Social Justice / Equity
Does it promote social justice and equity?
Does it improve access to local foods for everyone?
Is it inclusive of and inviting to the entire community?

Cultural / Traditional Values
Is it beneficial for all cultures?
Does it honor the heritage and local food culture?
Does it respect the cultural traditions and values of the SLV?

Community
Does it strengthen community?
Is it family friendly, flexible?
Does it promote a healthy community?
Does it create a community of informed consumers?
Are we striving to work collaboratively with community partners?

Other Outcomes
Is the impact measurable?
What is the "WHY"?


"Eating is an Agricultural Act." - Wendell Berry

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