Connecting food to the local economy can provide more people with greater access to local foods. Making it happen is another story since the necessary infrastructure was gradually dismantled over the past 70 years in favor of a national/global food system that promises low prices, year-round accessibility of products and convenience.
A food system involves all the steps from “farm to fork” including production, processing, packaging, marketing, sales and distribution. A handful of corporations now largely runs this system, but people in communities all over the country remain undaunted in their attempt to build their own local food system.
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