Submitted to the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors

Whereas, Humboldt County is renowned for its local dairies, grass-fed beef, fresh fruits and vegetables; is recognized as a progressive farming epicenter; and is home to emergent artisan products crafted by local entrepreneurs; and

Whereas, family farmers are a cornerstone of our communities — trusted providers of nutritious food, stewards of our precious natural resources, and essential contributors to our local economy; and

Whereas, the unsurpassed quality of fresh, locally grown and raised food is highly valued in our community; and

Whereas, Humboldt County residents support the economic success of local family farmers, recognizing that their survival is integral to the health of our region and the preservation of open space and paramount to the health and well-being of the community; and

Whereas, September’s Local Food Month promotes and celebrates all aspects of the food system in Humboldt County.

Therefore, Be It Resolved that the County Board of Supervisors does hereby proclaim September 2015 as “Local Food Month” and urges all community members to join in a month-long celebration of local food and farming. The County Board of Supervisors wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the region’s family farmers on behalf of their constituents.