||Celebrate National Food Day
Food Day seeks to bring Americans together to push for healthy, affordable food produced in a sustainable, humane way and EAT REAL! There are 6 Food Day principles.
Join JCLFA and other food and health- related organizations for 2 celebration events. See the JCLFA events calendar for details.
You can have your own Food Day celebration by hosting a dinner party. Also find these fun, seasonal recipes to enjoy the local fall harvest.
The Johnson County Local Food Alliance (JCLFA)
wants to help you get up close and personal with your watermelon. Your spinach. Even your warm, melty cinnamon rolls. Why? Because we know that more and more people want to feel connected to their food and to their farmers. Because we know that you want food that is:
Fresh. We’re talking strawberries that are still warm from the sun—not chilled into submission from their 2,000 mile journey to your table.
Healthy. Food that is good for you, good for the land and good for your community. Food you
Local. When you buy food from your neighborhood farmer you help build your community.
It’s simple: Local purchases help keep money and other resources close to home.
Sound satisfying? We think so too, and we want to make it easier for you to get what you want. Learn more.
The Iowa Farm to School program links schools with local farmers and helps children learn about eating healthy foods.
Our chapter is working on these projects:
- Adding more local food to school lunches
Developing a district-wide school gardening program
- Piloting a school composting system
- Conducting "Farmer Fairs" - our educational outreach program that brings farmers and nutrition educators into schools