WHO WE ARE
The Wood River Valley Locally Grown Guide is a publication of Local Food Alliance, a program of the Sun Valley Institute for Resilience. Our free guide connects residents and visitors to high-quality seasonal food produced in our regional foodshed.
Sun Valley Institute for Resilience
Founded in 2015, Sun Valley Institute for Resilience (SVIR) advances community resilience in the Wood River Valley region by educating, investing, and collaborating to ensure that the economy, environment, and people thrive. From our beginning we have sought strategic levers that drive system-wide change. Investment in resilience is at the center of our work. We use the community-funded Impact Idaho Fund to catalyze a resilient community by leveraging capital investment in regenerative business models and raising consumer awareness around the importance of uplifting regional food production. Our 5B Resilient program is empowering everyday climate action by increasing community and individual skills, creating visibility of existing and new opportunities for resilience related action, and cultivating resource sharing, collaborative events, and education opportunities.
Local Food Alliance
Local Food Alliance (LFA), a Sun Valley Institute for Resilience program, plays a vital role in building community resilience by helping grow our regional food system. We support independent farms and ranches, strengthen our farmers markets, increase the amount of local foods purchased by helping local businesses and organizations implement regionally-focused procurement agreements. This work is critical to combat local and global problems including environmental degradation, climate change, food insecurity, diet-related health concerns, and animal mistreatment.
The Impact Idaho Fund
The Impact Idaho Fund is putting local, mission driven capital to work funding diversified farm operations and climate smart land management practices. Since mid-2021, the Impact Idaho Fund has distributed $365,000 to five regional food producers. Their stories demonstrate five different models for meeting regional needs with regional investment.