Food Policy Council of Mendocino County

READ OUR FOOD ACTION PLAN! The Mendocino County Food Policy Council has drafted a Food Action Plan with input from over 200 stakeholders around the county. Download your copy below. The FAP, as we like to call it, is a road map for the Food Policy Council's activities and includes a comprehensive, integrated series of goals and actions designed to address the complex issues that face all of us as we assume increasing responsibility for creation, protection and enhancement of our local food systems. Community members, government bodies, and organizations from around Mendocino County are invited to read and discuss the plan, and to actively play a role in working towards realization of the plan's goals.

To download your copy of the FAP and the FAP Highlights click the links directly below. If you'd rather read just a chapter or two, you can download the FAP by chapter at the bottom of this page. 

What is a Food Policy Council?

A Food Policy Council (FPC) consists of a group of representatives and stakeholders from many sectors of the food system. The term "food system" is used to describe all the activities involved in producing, processing, transporting, storing, selling, marketing, and eating food and improving soil health.

The Mendocino County Food Policy Council's mission is to promote a fair and sustainable local food system through research, collaboration and collective advocacy.

Purpose of the Mendocino County Food Policy Council

  • Bring together a collaboration of all segments of the local food system, serving as a community forum for discussing food issues.
  • Identify and understand current issues and concerns in all segments of our local food system.
  • Engage stakeholders and connecting various sectors to propose and create innovative solutions to improve the local food system.
  • Promote programs that deliver healthy locally-grown foods to county residents.
  • Educate the public and local governments on the benefits of a vibrant local food system.
  • Advocate for local policies that facilitate increased local healthy food production, processing, sales and consumption.


2016 FPC Meetings:

The following meetingsare for official FPC members and are held at the North Coast Opportunities (413 N. State Street, Ukiah), unless otherwise noted.**

Currently meetings are from 1:30 - 3:00pm and will be held on second Monday of each month, unless otherwise noted. Upcoming dates for 2016 are: January 11, February 8, March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, No meeting in August, September 12, October 10, November 14, December 12








(Local farmers and purchasers meet to rebuild our food system at Food Conference)

For more detailed information about the FPC and the Food Action Plan click on the links below.