"A strong local food system drives job creation, spurs business development and improves community health and well being. Supporting and strengthening our local food system is just good policy, and as a Commissioner, it's one of my priorities. I value the Franklin County Local Food Council's leadership in ensuring community efforts are both coordinated and informed by best practices, and I look forward to our continued partnership." - Franklin County Commissioner John O'Grady

"A strong local food system drives job creation, spurs business development and improves community health and well being. Supporting and strengthening our local food system is just good policy, and as a Commissioner, it's one of my priorities. I value the Franklin County Local Food Council's leadership in ensuring community efforts are both coordinated and informed by best practices, and I look forward to our continued partnership." - Franklin County Commissioner John O'Grady

Formed in late 2011, the Franklin County Local Food Council (FCLFC) seeks to expand, strengthen and maintain a resilient and local food system in Franklin County.  

Food councils are public/private partnerships that bring together stakeholders from diverse food-related sectors to examine how the food system is operating and to develop recommendations on how to improve it.  

The council has three administrative committees:

  • Executive Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • Communications Committee

Our Objectives:

  • Link food and farm businesses, non-profit organizations and local government entities in a common effort to support a resilient local food system
  • Improve the availability of safe and healthful local food at affordable prices for all
  • Address barriers and opportunities to strengthen connections among producers, processors, distributors, retailers and recyclers
  • Ensure through outreach and engagement that citizens, agencies, organizations and local businesses consider a healthful and resilient local food system to be an essential part of all policy, planning and decision-making
  • Convene food system stakeholders and provide a forum for collaboration in the public sphere
  • Act as a clearinghouse by developing, collecting, and sharing food system information and resources
  • Create, evaluate, and influence food system policy
  • Support and participate in food system programming

Our Guiding VAlues:

  • Community and Regional Prosperity and Resilience
  • Equitable Access to Healthy Food
  • Health-centered Food System
  • Sustainable Agricultural Practices
  • Social Justice and Equity
  • Systems Approach to Franklin County Local Food
  • Measurable Outcomes

Our Voting Members:

Chair:

Vice Chair:

Secretary:

Treasurer: 

Council Members: