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Facilitate investment in food systems development through the creation of food incubators, impact investing hubs, and other investment opportunities that connect food businesses with financial resources.

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Facilitate investment in food systems development.

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 building a pathway for combining different forms of capital to invest in food-related social enterprises.

Working Groups

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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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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