Southern Iowa Local Foods Initiative's Mission
Southern Iowa Local Foods Initiative (SILFI) is working to build healthier, more prosperous communities by creating vibrant, regional, local foods systems. By supporting local farmers and growers, we can support sustainable food practices that improve food security, health, the environment, community ties and local commerce.
SILFI Farmers' Market Video
Southern Iowa Local Foods Council
Alexi Groumoutis, Local Foods Coordinator, formed Southern Iowa Local Foods Council in 2012. The food council provides a unique forum comprised of diverse stakeholders who meet monthly to discuss and work on projects and issues that revolve around local foods.
Alexi Groumoutis – Local foods Coordinator
Brian Zachary – Creston Farmers’ Market Manager
Dale Raasch – Bridgewater Farm
Victoria Brammer – Parents as Teachers Educator at SWCC
Regional Food System Working Group
Alexi Groumoutis, Local Foods Coordinator is a member of the Regional Food System Working Group. Representatives from more than 25 groups across Iowa meet quarterly to discuss and coordinate efforts to build more vibrant regional food systems.
Uptown Creston Food Crawl
Organic Ag Field Day