Local Farms and Ranches Initiative
To achieve Grow Smart Bay Area, Greenbelt Alliance envisions the Bay Area’s working farms and ranches are fully protected and provide fresh, healthy food to the community.
Agriculture in the Bay Area is a hot commodity. From world class wines to strawberries and Brussels sprouts, everyone wants to enjoy the region’s bounty.
Yet farmers and ranchers struggle to keep their businesses afloat due to the high cost of land and limits to getting food to markets. And, although diminished, pressure still exists to pave over farmland. Unacceptably, not everyone has equal access to fresh and affordable food. The region must sustain our growers, and the agricultural land they work, and ensure everyone has access to healthy food.