Napa Local Food Advisory Council
The Napa County Local Food Advisory Council (“the Advisory Council”) advises 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
Click below to listen to Local Food Advisory Council Special Meetings
May 28, 2014
March 19, 2014
November 21, 2013
September 25, 2013
July 24, 2013
Local Food Advisory Council Calendar:
Wednesday, November 19, 2014, time and location TBD
Celebrate Food Day!
Locally, the priority areas of Food Day 2014 in Napa County are food education and food access, with a special emphasis on urban farming. Throughout the week’s activities, community residents will be provided with tools and resources they can use to start community gardens, school gardens and develop their own urban farms. The following events are planned for the Napa County Food Day celebrations:
There will be numerous screenings of the film Growing Cities throughout the County. Growing Cities examines the power of urban farming to revitalize and transform our food system. October 17th Growing Cities will be shown at Calistoga Elementary at 6:30pm. October 20th the film will be shown at Napa Valley College at 4pm. On October 24th at 6:00pm the film will be shown at the Copia in downtown Napa and followed by an interactive paneled discussion. The movie will have Spanish subtitles at the Calistoga and Copia showings.
The Food Day organizing committee will be hosting a booth at Oxbow Public Market’s Local’s Night on October 21st from 6:00-8:00pm. Information on Food Day, food education, and local, sustainable living will be made available.
On October 23rd Connolly Ranch will be hosting a FREE Walk-In-Wednesday event at the Ranch from 2:00pm-4:00pm.
St. Helena’s Farmers Market has invited Karen Schuppert of Cook4Seasons to conduct a cooking demonstration and lecture at 10:30 a.m. on October 24th.
There will be a garden workshop and nutrition class with the McPherson Neighborhood Initiative Community Garden on October 23rd. This class is open to members of the McPherson Neighborhood Initiative community members.
Throughout the month of October, elementary schools from across Napa County are participating in a competition to win nutrition and garden education materials. Additionally third graders at West Park Elementary will be conducting a school wide “Taste the Alphabet” during recess on October 24th.
On Saturday, October 25th at the Napa Farmer’s Market, partnering organizations will join forces for a health and wellness fair. This will showcase the importance of fresh local eating, and information on sustainable farming in Napa County. Participants will then be invited to participate in a community bike ride led by Napa Bike Coalition to Connolly Ranch’s Harvest Festival (1:00pm-4:00pm). The Harvest Festival will have interactive, family friendly activities including an apple press, scavenger hunt, and crop swap.
Together we can create an initiative to transform the food and health for all of Napa County. Join us to celebrate “eating real” throughout the week of October 17-25th!
For more information contact: Danielle Niculescu, email@example.com (707) 980-9303.
Local Food Advisory Council Members:
||Board of Supervisors
||City of American Canyon
||City of Calistoga
||City of Napa
||City of St. Helena
||Town of Yountville
||Public health &/or nutrition
|Lisa Bissell Paulson
||Marketing or distribution
||Community at large
||Community at large
||Community at large
|* Chair, ** Vice-Chair
Advisory Council Documents:
Special Meeting Agenda 9/24/14
Draft Meeting Minutes 5/28/14
Special Meeting Agenda 5/28/14
Special Meeting Agenda 3/19/14
Draft Minutes, Special Meeting 3/19/14
Special Meeting Agenda 2/13/14
Draft Minutes, Special Meeting 2/13/14
Copy of Special Meeting Cancellation Notice 1/22/14
Agenda, Special Meeting 11/21/13
Draft Minutes, Special Meeting 11/21/13
Final Minutes, Special Meeting 9/25/13
Agenda, Special Meeting 9/25/2013
Final Minutes, Special Meeting 07/24/13
Agenda, Special Meeting 7/24/13
Final Minutes, Special Meeting 5/22/13
Final Minutes, Special Meeting 3/27/13
Agenda, Special Meeting 3/27/13
Agenda, Special Meeting 1/23/13
Draft Minutes, Special Meeting 1/23/2013
Local Food Advisory Council in the News:
Food Council Touts Gardens, The Napa Register, July 16, 2013
Sweet Peas Dazzle Phillips Students, The Napa Register, April 11, 2013
Local Students to Get Farm Tasting Kits, The Napa Register, January 14, 2013
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
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 liaison, Sommer Woolley at (707) 253-4357 or by email at Sommer.Woolley@countyofnapa.org.
Other Information and media:
USDA Report Shows More Than 17 million Amercian Households Lack Food Security CDFA 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)