Pioneer Valley Food System Resources

We live in a region in which awareness of the value of local food and building a vibrant local food system is strong.  I’ve collected some of the reports that have done analysis of the current situation and made proposals for continuing growth below.  I hope you find these useful.  IF YOU KNOW OF OTHER REPORTS, PLEASE LET ME KNOW!

PIONEER VALLEY

nohoA newsletter on efforts in Northampton to encourage production, purchasing and consumption of local food.

 A report on food security in Franklyn County, MAfrank

Pioneer Valley Planning Commission Food  pvpc
Security Plan – Nobody goes hungry!

A Pioneer Valley Report on the potential for a  localjobsstrong local food economy to create jobs.

A report on how a 25% shift in food buying in the 25%Pioneer Valley can have a huge impact on the local economy.

CISA has a new publication on how to get involved in the  local food movement. 

cisaeatNEW ENGLAND REPORTS

A vision for a robust New England Food System. newenglN

NATIONAL REPORTS

Here is a regional research project which focused on Iowa but demonstrates the impact of building a healthy local food system.

Check out this national publication which studied the impact of local food investments.

A research journal article on the value of local food.

An Orion Magazine article on rebuilding a local foods infrastructure.

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