Below is the list of goals and initiatives that the NVFN supports. Please contact us for futher information on any of these goals and initiatives.
Compilation and publication of a print directory of local producers every two years (next printing spring 2017). Direct your inquiries to Michelle if you would like more information or to get involved with this initiative.
Connecting Role for Potential Food Co-op
Facilitate the consideration of a centralized location for selling local products year round by connecting local producers with Farmers' Cooperative case studies from other northern BC communities.
Local Food in Schools
Offer a supportive role to local foods meal initiatives in schools, such as the Farm to School Program at WL McLeod, by strengthening the links between the School District and local producers.
Support the continued growth of the Vanderhoof Community Garden.
Website, Facebook, and Producer Profiles
Maintain and update the website and Facebook pages, and expand the database of local producers (on-going). Direct your inquiries to Michelle (website/database) if you would like more information or to get involved with this initiative.
Community Education and Awareness of Food Issues
Coordinate and support community education/awareness events to raise the profile of the benefits of locally grown foods and to educate about food related issues (on-going). Contact Maya for more information about this goal.
Farmer's Market Support
Continue to support and promote the Farmers' Market.
Increase membership of the NV Food Network.