Our Mission

We strive to engage the residents of Oneida County and the surrounding region in addressing this fundamental question:

How can our community and our region create a healthy, secure future 
based on a resilient local food system 
where affordable and nutritious food is accessible to all? 

The work of MVFAN is based on the premise that the food system - farmers, processors, distributors, retailers, restaurants, emergency food programs, consumers, as well as the businesses and agencies that support them - comprises a network that has uniquely important and interrelated impacts on the health of our environment, our economy, and individuals.

See what we're working on at groupspaces.com/mvfan and follow us on Facebook. Get involved and help create a stronger local food system with healthy people, a healthy economy, and a healthy environment!  

MVFAN is a project of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County and Rust2Green Utica

The project was made possible with the support of a USDA Hunger Free Communities grant
 and the United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area.