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Increase affordability and accessibility to locally grown food that is healthy, safe, and environmentally-sound for all residents of Santa Barbara County.

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Increase affordability and accessibility to locally grown food.

A good food system nurtures us as individuals and supports the creation of strong communities that enable us to become our best selves. One way we can achieve this is by establishing access points to locally grown food that is healthy, safe, and environmentally-sound for all residents of Santa Barbara County.


SBCFAN Working Groups bring together individuals from across the food system to collaborate on projects that result in the activation of one or more Santa Barbara County Food Action Plan goals. Click on a Working Group below to learn more and/or request to join.

SBCFAN’s FRESA Working Group: Food Access Success Story
North Santa Barbara County - FRESA (Food Resilience, Equity, Sustainability, and Action) is a Working Group collectively addressing food access, food insecurity, and improving the affordability of locally-grown produce in Northern Santa Barbara County.
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Route One Farmers Market: Mobile Farmers Market Success Story
Route One’s mobile farmers market will serve Lompoc five days a week, prioritizing neighborhoods based on their access to fresh, healthy food.
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El Centro Santa Barbara: Somos Semillas Community Garden Success Story
The Somos Semillas Garden is a community-led project that provides space for place-based learning, public health, nutrition education, and community empowerment.
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Veggie Rescue: Mobile Solar Cooler Success Story
Veggie Rescue’s mobile solar coolers are expanding access to fresh, local produce to food insecure communities throughout Santa Barbara County.
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“By creating a more convenient way to get healthy food they are nourishing the community and building a more resilient food system.”
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Santa Ynez Valley Community Kitchen at St. Mark’s: Success Story
St. Mark's launched a community kitchen that serves as a hub for teaching, training, nutrition, and food distribution.
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Save Summerland Farm Campaign Success Story
Save Summerland Farm campaign successfully preserved farmland to increase food security and nourish the local community.
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Santa Ynez Valley Community Kitchen at St. Mark’s and Veggie Rescue: Kitchen Activation Success Story
St. Mark’s and Veggie Rescue partner to activate a community food access center to address food access and security.
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Norma And Sandra Celebrate The Success Of This Lush Garden On A Tiny Patch Of Ground.
Blue Sky Center’s Victory Garden Project Success Story
"Resulted in the establishment of a local garden-to-table system that provided an immersive educational opportunity for families..."
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Organic Soup Kitchen: Cancer & Chronic Illness Program Success Story
Organic Soup Kitchen is providing organic, locally sourced, nutrient dense soups to support cancer and chronic illness recovery.
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Cuyama Kitchen Success Story
Cuyama Kitchen is cultivating a thriving rural economy by providing resources and opportunities for the local community to enter the food system.
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Greenspot Farming Success Story
By partnering with landowners from Carpinteria to Goleta, Greenspot harvests excess fruit from residential trees, private orchards, and commercial farms to ensure that this healthy, locally grown food finds its way to someone’s table.
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