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Encourage entry into the local food economy by building access to a collaboration of educational resources and tools that can be utilized by new and emerging food system entrepreneurs.

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Create shared resources and tools that encourage entry into the local food economy.

A food economy encompasses all activities within the food system that generate revenue or economic benefit to residents of the county. One way we can strengthen our food economy is by creating an innovation hub to provide assistance and resources to new food enterprises and entrepreneurs.


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.

The Central Coast and Southern California Regenerative Equipment Sharing Collaborative: A Cooperative Model Success Story
The Alliance is leveraging a cooperative sharing model to increase access to quality farming equipment.
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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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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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Cuyama Beverage Company Success Story
"This project is an investment in Cuyama Valley branded products that... contribute to local food and job infrastructure, and showcase the abundance of the Cuyama Valley."
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