Where Are You?
If your rural community has a well establish community and local food system, it may be time to get creative to sustain growth and community engagement. Maybe it is time to scale up both production and demand through efforts like cooking education, food aggregation and distribution systems, and land access and production assistance for local farmers. There is a need for value-added agriculture and food related entrepreneurship programs to support emerging food-related business people. There are many interested in personal food systems — where people garden, hunt, and gather — and these people are interested in preserving their food and sharing their knowledge. Local government, institutions, and organizations are interested in supporting good policies that will bolster the community food system. Try these resources if your community is working on staying strong.
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