Soil Born Farms is dedicated to changing our Sacramento food system by increasing availability to high quality, locally produced food for all segments of the Sacramento community.
We do this by:
A recent joint report by PolicyLink and The Food Trust, entitled Access to Healthy Foods and Why It Matters: A Review of the Research, underscores healthy food access as the foundation necessary for reaping the positive benefits associated with healthy food.
What is a Food System?
The food system includes all processes in feeding our population: production, processing, distribution and consumption. This system can refer to any geographic area such as a neighborhood or larger city, county, state, region or country. Although we label some of our work as “local food access projects,” it inherently involves all aspects of our food system. Moreover, Soil Born Farms’ food system work focuses on the Greater Sacramento area, but is similarly impacted by and is a part of the larger food system that expands out to the entire country and beyond. This concept lends itself to the motto: “Think globally, act locally.” The more we understand as individuals and as a community about how our food system works (and doesn’t work), the better our ability to facilitate and create change toward the end goal of a healthy and vibrant community.
Goals for our Sacramento food system:
Soil Born Farms defines food access as: Individuals have the resources, financial or other, to supply themselves and their family with the necessary food for a healthy and vibrant lifestyle. Food access can be enhanced by: