Creating a local food system can be by achieved more efficiently by assembling a strategic plan with input from a variety of stakeholders and interested parties.
What are effective ways for local producers to network with area consumers in order to develop a sustainable market for locally grown foods?
Facilitated meetings provide a terrific opportunity for local producers to meet with area consumers and public officials to discuss policy and marketing opportunities. An effective local foods organization, such as I-Food, offers producers a forum in which to exchange ideas, learn from experts and other producers, and disseminate information about their production through the associated web site, producer list and related publications.
Year of Grant Completion
Moffett, Alexander S., "Strengthening the local and regional food system in the Iowa Valley: Iowa Valley Regional Food Initiative" (2009). Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports. 319.