Strong Book on Building Community through Food


  • Amy Crone Maryland Farmers Market Association



Review, Food Insecurity, Community Partnerships


First paragraph:

Good Food, Strong Communities: Promoting Social Justice through Local and Regional Food Systems is a book borne out of the Community and Regional Food Systems (CRFS) project, which began in response to a United States Department of Agri­culture (USDA) request for proposals regarding food insecurity. Guided by Wisconsin-based aca­demic institutions, the CRFS has program partici­pants in seven cities (Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Boston; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Chicago; Detroit; and Los Angeles). While the book con­tains examples from all seven cities, it is primarily focused on efforts in the Midwest. I have partici­pated in a number of such regional efforts, includ­ing food policy councils, and have both responded to apnd reviewed USDA proposals focused on food insecurity. My focus is on the Mid-Atlantic region, but I have traveled across the country working on farmers market and food system efforts that are coupled with social justice. This book was of inter­est as I hoped to find inspiration for our work in Maryland and the region. . . .


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Author Biography

Amy Crone, Maryland Farmers Market Association

Executive Director

Cover of "Good Food, Strong Communities"



How to Cite

Crone, A. (2019). Strong Book on Building Community through Food. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 8(4), 221–222.

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