We are so excited to hear that Virgin Islands Good Foods received a $30,000 grant from the Better Food Policy Fund through a collective action fund of the Tides Foundation. The grant, intended to support the Territorial Agriculture Group (TAG) project activities in 2024, is expected to be renewed for an additional $30,000 in 2025. This will be a boost to local agriculture and as reported by the VI Consortium, this will enable the continued development of TAG, a coalition of farmers, advocates, and agricultural professionals dedicated to advancing food policy and system improvements in the Virgin Islands. TAG, comprising over fifty farmers, represents a partnership across several farming organizations, all dedicated to building a resilient and inclusive food system in the USVI. Read the full article here.

Virgin Islands Good Food is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a thriving local food economy that supports USVI farmers and ensures healthy good food is accessible to every resident in the territory. Established in 2012, the coalition is a project under the St. Croix Foundation for Community Development, the organization works to bridge the gap between consumers, government, and private industry to facilitate long-term change and strengthen the USVI food system. Follow VI Good Foods’s Facebook page to learn more.