The purpose of the Napa County Local Food Advisory Council (“the Advisory Council”) is to advise the Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer of Weights regarding development and facilitation of a sustainable local food system, and to provide a forum for public input regarding related issues. The Advisory Council shall assist Napa County staff in promoting local food production and consumption, in undertaking a review of County regulations to identify and address barriers and opportunities associated with local food production, distribution, and access, and in recommending to the Napa County Board of Supervisor’s Legislative Subcommittee needed changes in State law for incorporation into the County’s legislative platform. View the vision, mission and goals of the Council
Local Food Advisory Council Calendar:
May 22, 2013, 5:30-7:30 PM at the Town Hall Council Chambers in Yountville
July 24, 2013
September 25, 2013
Meeting times and locations to be determined.
NEW! See the revised beekeeping ordinance and resolution, adopted by the Board of Supervisors and effective February 7, 2013.
Did you miss the Food Policy ad hoc subcommittee round table discussion on what it means to be an "Approved Source"? View the questions and comments captured at the meeting, and PowerPoint presentation online!
The Food Policy ad hoc subcommittee has prepared and presented: Local Food Policies Frequently Asked Questions to the Advisory Council; this document is a work in progress and should not be considered a final draft.
Food Day celebrates Napa Valley Farming, The Napa Register, October 24, 2011
National Food Day party set for Oct. 24, The Napa Register, September 30, 2011
Health advocates tout local gardens closer to low-income people, The Napa Valley Register, July 22, 2011
For the health of Napa: locally grown food, The Napa Valley Register, July 6, 2011
Napa Local Food Forum on Facebook
The Napa County Local Food Advisory Council advises the Agricultural Commissioner and Board of Supervisors regarding the development and promotion of a sustainable local food system, and works to set priorities, plan and implement initiatives to improve the environmental, economic and social sustainability of food production in Napa County. If you would like to receive information about upcoming Advisory Council meetings and events, please contact the Council liasion, Sommer Woolley at (707) 253-4357 or by email at Sommer.Woolley@countyofnapa.org.
Agenda, Special Meeting 3/27/13
Agenda, Special Meeting 1/23/13
Draft Minutes, Special Meeting 1/23/2013
Agenda, Special Meeting 10/24/12
Final Minutes, Special Meeting 10/24/2012
Agenda, Special Meeting 08/22/12
Draft Minutes, Special Meeting 08/22/12
Agenda, Special Meeting, 6/25/2012
Draft Minutes, Special Meeting 06/25/12
Agenda, Special Meeting, 4/18/2012
Draft Minutes, Special Meeting, 4/18/2012
Agenda, Special Meeting, 2/8/2012 (Strategic Planning Session)
Final Minutes, Special Meeting, 2/8/2012
Agenda, Special Meeting, 1/12/2012
Final Minutes, Special Meeting, 1/12/2012
USDA Report Shows More Than 17 million Amercian Households Lack Food SecurityCDFA Website
See Dr. Karen Smith's PowerPoint presentation Local Food Advisory Council: Why are we here? presented to the Local Food Advisory Council on July 11, 2011
Read the fascinating results of the NVC Small Business Development Center Foodshed Survey, including the Recommendations, or take a look at the PowerPoint presentation given to the Local Food Advisory Council, May 31, 2011
Advisory Council BOS Resolution
BOS Agenda Letter creating LFAC (2/1/2011)
The Local Food Advisory Council meets the fourth Wednesday of every other month beginning in January. Special meetings may be called when there is business that needs to be conducted prior to the next regular meeting.