Where Are You?
If your rural community is beginning to build their community and local food system, there is lots of research to do and avenues to explore. Those who do try to buy and sell locally may face regulatory barriers and uncertainty. Although there may be a small farmers market, there are few other outlets where farmers can sell their products and farmers tend to compete with each other rather than benefit economically from clustering together. Some people may be interested in producing their own food but lack private land to do so. No matter your situation, try these resources to get your community started.
Introduction to Local Food
Local Food Policy
- How Policy Can Affect Local Food
- Impacting Local Food Policy in Your Community
- Regulations that Impact Local Food Production