Local Foods, Local Places Action Plan Lewiston-Auburn
The Local Foods, Local Places (LFLP) Action Plan serves both as a record of a community planning process and a road map for Lewiston-Auburn as it grows and strengthens the local food system and economy. It captures the local food vision of the approximately 80+ attendees to the LFLP events on October 22 and 23, 2019 and crystallizes it into sixteen action steps that — along with numerous individual, business, organizational, and municipal commitments — aim to fulfill the following goals:
- Strengthen access to local food while expanding market opportunities and infrastructure for farm and food businesses.
- Integrate local food and agriculture into city planning and economic development strategies.
- Build food and agriculture as a defining brand for Lewiston-Auburn.
- Increase equitable access, ownership, and preservation of land to grow food in Lewiston-Auburn.
The LFLP Plan was made possible by a Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) technical assistance Local Foods, Local Places (LFLP) Program grant awarded to the St. Mary’s Nutrition Center in 2019.
Whether you were part of the first phase of the LFLP process or not, NOW is a great time to join others in bringing this exciting plan to life. Simply follow THIS LINK to a brief form to stay engaged or stay updated on progress. The Good Food Council of Lewiston-Auburn, with advisory support from a small Coordinating Team, will help to move the entire plan forward and ensure it is connected to other community strategies and processes – expect communication from us!