The Monadnock Farm and Community Coalition (MFCC) is a regional coalition whose mission is to support a sustainable food system by cultivating community action and building collaborations to implement effective programs, projects and policies.
Our vision is a vibrant, safe and efficient local food system that enhances the health of our community, is profitable for farmers and producers, is accessible to all community members, conserves natural resources, and is sustained by strong leadership and commitment in the Monadnock Region.
Member Organizations commit to contributing to the mission, vision and strategic plan by cooperating with other members and sharing resources in order to meet our shared goals through aligned strategies.
Individual Members commit to actively contributing to the mission, vision on a personal level, as well as engaging in quarterly meetings and events. Individual members contribute resources such as time, money, goods, or expertise to MFCC to ensure the achievement of our collective goals.
Members meet quarterly in order to collaborate; share updates, knowledge, accomplishments and the latest research; and to create a venue for multi-sector resource sharing and problem-solving in order to meet our collective goals.
Monthly collaborations among MFCC members happen in our Working Groups. Our Policy Working Group advocates for local, state, and federal policy supportive of a sustainable food system. Our Education Working Group works to enhance synergy around education, awareness, and access of healthy eating and the importance of locally-produced food. You can join our Working Groups by becoming a member.
The Monadnock Region is Southwestern New Hampshire, including Cheshire, Southern Sullivan and Western Hillsborough Counties, Mount Monadnock being a defining feature in our landscape. However, foodsheds have fluid boundaries and are affected by multiple outside systems. Some of our members serve all of New Hampshire or New England, and we frequently collaborate with those in neighboring VT and MA, because their community resources and growing conditions offer a complement to our own.
Our Strategic Plan is the result of over 40 individuals and organizations coming together at meetings throughout 2012 to identify what the Monadnock Region can do to collectively improve our local food system. Find a PDF version of our Goals and Objectives Here. As of January 2013 we are still identifying all the strategies and indicators MFCC members can use to achieve and measure our objectives.