SF&C came into being in 1998. At the time our focus was on constructing a pavilion for the Farmers Market that would protect vendors and customers and continue to serve the community for the next 100 years at this location. The vision has grown and SF&C is currently a part of the Friends of the Farm consortium working to build an urban agriculture park at the current Farmers Market location.
As time has passed the SF&C board of directors have seen other opportunities and ideas emerge that are now part of a larger mission. SF&C now strives to be a central player in creating a sustainable, safe and healthy local food system. To that end we are concerned with serving everyone in our community and region through education and partnerships with other groups with similarly related missions and visions. Today we are not only actively fundraising for the Farmers Market Pavilion and Education Center but are, with community partnerships, creating programs that can reach the underserved in our community thereby building a healthy and sustainable future.