A Primer on Local Food Systems
Jennifer Robinson and James Farmer’s Selling Local: Why Local Food Movements Matter consolidates decades of research on the local food movement, drawing attention to the array of local food developments in the U.S. Midwest and Appalachia regions. The authors provide a narrative that weaves together voices from various stakeholders, taking the reader from farmers markets to community supported agriculture (CSA) to food hubs, while providing a scholarly analysis of the diverse capacities and limitations of these enterprises as well as offering a framework for assessing local food initiatives.
The title and content page hint at the underlying purpose of this book, which is to support the local food movement by identifying strengths, weaknesses, and leverage points that may be tapped to improve the capacity and success of diverse initiatives—all of which are necessary and important endeavors for cultivating and expanding local food systems....
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