Locally grown and harvested food. Year-round. Available. Affordable. Farmers making a living income. Farm workers eating well and living in decent housing. County policies supporting local food production All within the next 10 years.
Is this a desirable and realistic vision for Mendocino County? In 2006 and 2007 farmers, gardeners, and their allies got together to ask this question. The response was a resounding YES! The working groups concluded that recreating a viable local food economy will require goals and steps like those outlined above.
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