Local Farms – Healthy Kids

In 2007, WEC joined with farmers, children’s health advocates, anti-poverty activists, and others to pass the Local Farms – Healthy Kids law. This program expands children’s access to locally grown fruits and vegetables, establishes a Farm to School relationships, and helps low income families purchase locally grown food by enabling more farmers markets to accept food stamps. By building relationships with diverse groups, we were able to work toward a common goal that resulted in one of the most comprehensive, far-reaching efforts in the country to promote state-level local food policy.