There's good on the table.

Local food and agriculture for a healthier community. The Riverside Food Systems Alliance (RFSA) promotes education, networking and advocacy for a resilient “food system”; that is, everyone and everything involved in the flow of food from regional farms to Inland tables. To transform the food system we have identified these core priorities.

Growing food

RFSA supports farms of all sizes to preserve land best suited to farming.

Getting food to market

Let's build a food system that ensures a dynamic local farm-to-fork network.

Growing our economy

We want sustainable growth in our food sector. Good jobs. Entrepreneurs.

Building community

Food matters. We unite around new ideals about overall community health.

Educating, inspiring, and sustaining demand

RFSA fosters conversations that promote consumption of local food.

Ensuring access for all

Join us in our efforts to secure for everyone access to quality, naturally grown local food.

What we do.

Our multi-stakeholder partnership designs food policies and programs that train farmers, strengthen local supply chains, increase local food access, reduce waste, and educate the public. RFSA successes include:

The Riverside Food and Agriculture Policy Action Plan was officially adopted by the City of Riverside (2014).
The annual GrowRIVERSIDE Conference, with year-round workshops and community events (since 2015).
A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant to participate in the Invest Health Initiative ( (2016).
A pilot food hub through Riverside Unified School District (2017).
A regional food rescue and waste prevention pilot program funded by the California Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery (2018).

Meet the team.

RFSA stakeholders share a commitment to locally grown food for local consumption. Our members include new and seasoned farmers; educators; food professionals; conservation professionals; urban and environmental health administrators; institutional buyers; Riverside city, county, and water district representatives; nonprofit, not-for-profit, and private sector entrepreneurs; residents and community organizers. Join our efforts toward a strong farming economy and vibrant food ecology.

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(951) 888-0646

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