health of our local food system
The Food System
We believe a systems view is needed to truly understand how to improve health, prosperity, and to solve longstanding challenges.
Our local food system includes all of the processes and infrastructure involved in feeding our community – from the growing, harvesting, processing, packaging, and transporting, to the marketing, consumption, and disposal of food and food-related items.
The local food system also includes the inputs needed and outputs generated at each of these steps and the social, political, economic and environmental context it operates within and is influenced by. Finally, our food system includes the human resources that provide labor, research, and education.