A publication of the Community Alliance with Family Farmers’ Farm to School Initiative.
This 22-page report highlights four approaches that county governments can use to strengthen their local food systems: food policy councils, farm to school programs, infrastructure for local producers, and agriculture conservation easement programs. It also includes and overview of methods and a case study for each approach. (Casey Dillon)
Rather than focusing on one component of the food system, this report encourages looking at broadest possible picture for a healthy community, including: access to healthy and affordable food, strong community ties and self-determination, thriving local economies, sustainable ecosystems, healthy people, vibrant farms, social justice, fairness, and civic participation. (The Community Food Security Coalition)