The Mendocino County Food Action Plan, published in 2014, is a comprehensive, integrated series of goals and actions addressing the complex issues we all face as we assume increasing responsibility for creation, protection and enhancement of our local food systems. The goals and actions in the Food Action Plan are compiled from information gathered in a series of community stakeholder meetings and interviews. The Mendocino County Food Policy Council (FPC) oversaw the production of this plan with invaluable support from governmental agencies, agricultural industry professionals, public health, social service and non-profit groups who researched, compiled and reported on the plan prior to its publication. Five Supporting Principles The Mendocino County Food Action Plan contains five interconnected principles to help identify our food system’s unmet needs and address the steps necessary to support a vibrant, thriving, locally based food economy: 1 Our Farmers and Food Producers 2 Our Economy 3 Our Health 4 Our Land and Water 5 Our Community Each of these principles is linked to goals and actions. These are by no means the only goals and actions for our county, but they act as a framework for a stronger and more sustainable future for ourselves and our children.