To help Maine farmers realize the significant economic opportunities offered by scaling up to reach wholesale markets.
To build the Agricultural Viability Alliance into a network for farm and food business technical assistance practitioners across our region that can address shared challenges, facilitate more uniform high-quality TA provision, and more effectively share and expand limited resources.
To support Vermont Farm to Plate, which will increase sustainable economic development and create jobs in Vermont’s food and farm sector; and improve access to healthy, local food for all Vermonters.
To achieve a more equitable and sustainable food system for Massachusetts by promoting, monitoring, and facilitating implementation of the Massachusetts Local Food Action Plan.
To support the development of a clearly articulated school food vision for Massachusetts and to coordinate, grow, and strengthen a statewide coalition advocating for the vision.
To support New American farmers and food businesses in Maine and the Connecticut River Valley; and to raise the profile of cooperative ownership in the regional food system.
To transform the dairy industry through worker-driven social responsibility that compels dairy brands to ensure respect for human rights in their supply chains.
To cultivate an equitable, just, and sustainable food system for all.
To focus on organizational development and two key programs: Bypass and the Eco Program.
To create a reliable sales channel for locally sourced and locally produced food into institutions and pursue other paths for building a just, sustainable regional food economy.