NEW Food Forum is a New Leaf Foods initiative consisting of food and health businesses and organizations partnering to identify the entities in our working local food system and strengthen the relationships within it.
. . . the journey your food takes to get from its source to your plate, including: growing, processing, distribution, consumption and disposal.
. . . a formal statement and vision that gives a project direction and purpose for its future development.
A local foods charter translates local food system values into policy that supports a fully integrated, just and healthy local food system economy, in which all entities have sustaining success.
. . . are defined in a local foods charter by local food system stakeholders.
By defining food policy areas of importance unique to Northeast Wisconsin, we can address shortfalls in existing local food policies and create good food policies together.
Farming, aqua/permaculture, gardening
Farm to School, institution or hospital food purchasing
Healthy food financing, healthy vending, SNAP incentives at farmers markets, soda tax, SNAP outreach and enrollment, food banks, summer feeding programs, senior hunger
Cottage food industry, community kitchens, local slaughter
Urban agriculture zoning, comprehensive planning, farmland protection
Water and soil quality, climate change, pesticide and manure regulation, biodiversity
Food hubs, local food business promotion, food and farm financing, minimum wage standards, sick leave, working conditions, entrepreneurship opportunities
Access to culturally appropriate food and land, seed-saving
Access to healthy food retail, last-mile food distribution from wholesale suppliers to consumer food retailers
Tax incentive for food donations, date labeling, food waste recycling