● To promote economic viability and expanded market access for small farms in south central Indiana

● To support the development of new & beginning farmers

● To encourage ecological food production and agricultural land preservation

● To facilitate collaboration among farms in our region

● To build community around local food systems

● To foster direct, meaningful relationships between farmers and eaters

● To increase awareness about the connections between food choices and the health of the planet 

● To make high quality, locally grown food more accessible to the community