Healthy Land, Healthy Food and Healthy Communities

The goals of the Foodshed Alliance are to foster Healthy Land, Healthy Food and Healthy Communities. To do this, we:

  • Promote a robust farm economy in northwest New Jersey through local efforts and regional collaborations.
  • Develop programs that contribute to the sustainability of local farms.
  • Raise people’s awareness about the value of locally-grown food and farming.
  • Demonstrate how farming and food is an integral part of our health, our economy, our communities, and the environment.
  • Encourage and support farming practices that respect and replenish the land and its natural ecosystems while producing healthy food.
  • Contribute to the development of a regional network of farmers, consumers, and agricultural professionals devoted to building a local food system. Serve as a clearinghouse for the information, resources, and services provided by this community.
  • Advance agriculture as a way of preserving our rural landscapes and hindering their destruction by the spread of sprawl.