The Salt Spring Island Area Farm Plan was adopted in 2008 following the completion of an agricultural land use inventory and community consultation process. The Farm Plan guides long-term planning and management of agricultural land on the island, with the goal of increasing food production and supporting local farmers.
The key recommendations of the Farm Plan include the establishment of the Alliance and the SSI Farmland Trust Society. The Farm Plan also recommends the development of several community facilities that support the expansion of agricultural and food production activities. The completion of the Abattoir and planning for the Produce Centre are the current priorities of the Alliance.
The Farm Plan was made possible through support from the Investment Agricultural Foundation of British Columbia, Islands Trust, Capital Regional District, Salt Spring Island Farmers Institute, Island Natural Growers and the BC Ministry of Agriculture and Food.