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 will be launched in June: Known & Grown STL! Stay tuned for more details over the next month. Known & Grown STL will promote and support 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 will be used to provide:
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
Additionally, Known & Grown STL will incentivize farmers, value-added producers, sellers, and consumers to prioritize environmentally-responsible, local foods. Through educating residents on the value of local food and its impact on personal and environmental health, this brand will create a competitive edge and national recognition for St. Louis’ local food ecosystem. It will also work to debunk myths about the value of local and ethically sourced food. A set of criteria has been developed for each type of entity that STLFPC wants to promote with Known & Grown STL. To begin preparing for the Known & Grown STL, visit the Instagram page: @knownandgrownstl.