• Value Chains and Open Call Papers
    Vol 9 No 4 (2020)

    The summer 2020 issue includes a set of papers on value chains from the University of Vermont, as well as papers on a range of topics and additional commentaries and Voices from the Grassroots essays on the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Open Call Papers and Early Responses to COVID-19
    Vol 9 No 3 (2020)

    The spring 2020 issue includes papers, viewpoints, and book reviews on a wide range of food systems topics, plus early commentaries and Voices from the Grassroots essays on the COVID-19 pandemic and the food system.

  • Issue cover of Rhode Island fisherman dumping catch of squid Open Call Papers, Winter 2019-2020
    Vol 9 No 2 (2020)

    The winter 2019-2020 issue (volume 9, issue 2) includes papers on a wide range of food systems topics.

    On our cover: Squid are loaded onto a conveyor belt by a Rhode Island fisherman. Rhode Island is fortunate to have a vibrant, year-round fishery steeped in tradition. The state’s Port of Galilee is one of the largest commercial fishing ports on the East Coast of the U.S. and is home port to over 250 commercial fishing vessels, including the Eastern Seaboard’s largest squid-fishing fleet. The Rhode Island Seafood Marketing Collaborative is actively engaged in a host of programs and activities aimed at fostering increased interest in and demand for local seafood products. See the article in this issue, Rhode Island Branding Program for Local Seafood: Consumer Perceptions, Awareness, and Willingness-to-Pay.      Photo by M. Stultz, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management

  • Cover of volume 9, supplement 2 (fall 2019) Indigenous Food Sovereignty in North America
    Vol 9 No B (2019)

    This supplemental issue includes papers in response to our call on Indigenous Food Sovereignty in North America, sponsored by the Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems at Arizona State University. The cover shows members of the White Earth Reservation in Minnesota, USA, harvesting wild rice. Photo copyright © 2009 by Duncan Hilchey.

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  • Cover of volume 9, supplement 1 (fall 2019) Proceedings from the Place-Based Food Systems Conference
    Vol 9 No A (2019)

    This supplemental issue includes papers, keynote addresses, peer-reviewed papers, and snapshots of presentations and posters from the Place-Based Food Systems Conference. The conference was sponsored and hosted by the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems and the Department of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (Surrey, British Columbia) in August 2018.

  • Cover of volume 9, issue 1 (summer 2019) Open Call Papers, Summer 2019
    Vol 9 No 1 (2019)

    Volume 9, issue 1 (Summer 2019) includes papers on a wide range of food systems topics.

    On our coverThe Historic Round Barn & Farm Market in Biglerville, Pennsylvania, USA, is seen from South Mountain. This section of the mountain is known for its extensive fruit belt on the southeast face. Round barns are increasingly rare, but this well-preserved example is the centerpiece of a quintessential Appalachian agricultural landscape. For details on this one, visit http://roundbarn.farmPhoto copyright © 2007 by Duncan Hilchey.

  • Cover of volume 8, issue 4 (winter-spring 2019) The Power of Food Justice
    Vol 8 No 4 (2019)

    The winter–spring 2019 issue includes open-call papers on a wide range of food systems topics, several of which focus on food justice.

    On our cover: Rafael Aponte is the owner and operator of Rocky Acres Community Farm in the town of Freeville, just northeast of Ithaca, New York. In this photo from fall 2017, Aponte gives a tour of his 10-acre operation, explaining the cultural significance of raising goats for Black and other communities of color in central Upstate New York. See the article Building Emancipatory Food Power: Freedom Farms, Rocky Acres and the Struggle for Food Justice, by Bobby J. Smith II, in this issue. Photo credit: Bobby J. Smith II; used with permission.

  • Cover of special issue on Economics of Local Food Systems: Utilization of USDA AMS Toolkit Principles Economics of Local Food Systems: Utilization of USDA AMS Toolkit Principles
    Vol 8 No C (2019)

    This supplemental issue, "Economics of Local Food Systems: Utilization of USDA AMS Toolkit Principles," includes case studies, reflective essays, and other articles about measuring the impact of local food systems through the use of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Marketing Services' Local Food Systems Toolkit. The issue is sponsored by Food Systems at Colorado State University and USDA AMS. Guest editors are Dawn Thilmany McFadden and Becca B. R. Jablonski, both at Colorado State University.

  • Cover of JAFSCD with child eating local cantaloupe Open Call Papers
    Vol 8 No 3 (2018)

    The fall 2018 issue of JAFSCD includes open-call papers on a wide range of food systems topics, including on farm-to-childcare programs.

    On our cover: Zariah enjoys a morning snack of local cantaloupe at the Cary Towne KinderCare childcare center in Cary, North Carolina. This center, along with many other providers from around the country, are enrolling in farm to early care and education programs to help connect low-income families with sources of fresh, local foods. This center committed to feeding children three or more local food items a week through the growing season, exposing children to a variety of new fruits and vegetables while also investing in local farmers and distributors. See the article in this issue,Farm to Child­care: An Analysis of Social and Economic Values in Local Food Systems,” by Jacob C. Rutz, J. Dara Bloom, Michelle Schroeder-Moreno, and Chris GunterPhoto credit: Jacob Rutz; used with permission.

  • JAFSCD cover displays a U.S. map of local governments engaged in food systems planning and policy Supplement 2: Local Government in Food Systems Work
    Vol 8 No B (2018)

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    This special issue is sponsored by the Growing Food Connections (GFC) national initiative. The 11 manuscripts in this issue were selected for publication in this special issue following a call for submissions developed by the guest editors of this special issue in partnership with JAFSCD and its advisors. Submitted manuscripts underwent the journal’s peer-review process and an additional review by the guest editors of the special issue.

  • Cover of special issue on Food Dignity, with people holding heritage corn kernels Special Issue 1: Food Dignity
    Vol 8 No A (2018)

    Peer-reviewed papers, commentaries, and reflective essays from the Food Dignity project (funded by USDA–NIFA–AFRI grant no. 2011-68004-30074)

  • Cover of spring-summer issue with carrot gleaners Open Call Papers: Gleanings from the Field
    Vol 8 No 2 (2018)

    The spring–summer 2018 issue includes open-call papers on a range of topics.

  • Cover of volume 8, issue 1 (spring 2018) Open Call Papers: Fostering Access to Local Food Data
    Vol 8 No 1 (2018)
    The spring 2018 issue includes open-call papers on a range of topics.
  • Cover of volume 7, issue 4 (fall 2017) Food Systems Development Practice and the Enhancing Food Security in the Northeast Project, Part 1
    Vol 7 No 4 (2017)

    The fall 2017 issue of JAFSCD (volume 7, issue 4) contains the first set of papers from the Enhancing Food Security in the Northeast (EFSNE) Project, as well as papers on a wide range of topics. EFSNE papers are signified by the EFSNE logo.

  • Cover of volume 7, issue 3 (spring-summer 2017) Open Call Papers: Food System Resilience
    Vol 7 No 3 (2017)
    The spring-summer 2017 issue of JAFSCD (volume 7, issue 3) contains papers on a wide range of topics.
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