Known & Grown STL
MCE, as the backbone organization of the St. Louis Food Policy Coalition, is thrilled to announce our new regional food system brand: Known & Grown STL! Known & Grown STL promotes and supports the work of food producers and retailers who improve our food system, educate residents about food choices, and shift behavior to create a thriving, equitable, and sustainable local food system.
Known & Grown STL provides:
Recognition for environmentally-responsible, local food products and producers
Financial stability and growth for those who farm, produce, and sell local food
Opportunities for entrepreneurs and existing businesses to create local jobs
Education for the general public and low-access communities about local food
Known & Grown STL incentivizes farmers, value-added producers, sellers, and consumers to prioritize environmentally-responsible, local foods, educates residents about the value of local food, and debunks myths about the food system. Learn about our Known & Grown STL branded farmer criteria here.