Using a modest amount of seed money, the Pottawattamie County Local Food Council was able to support the development of local farmers markets, hire a local food coordinator, create the Grow Growers program, and make progress on local food system development.
Can we form a stable community-based food system in Pottawattamie County based on the use of a mentor program and a formalized county-based group of stakeholders?
The mentor program was not entirely successful as no new growers were recruited, but other aspects of the local food shed have been greatly enhanced and a strong coalition of stakeholders emerged.
Year of Grant Completion
Deuel, Barry and Fredriksen, Shirley, "Pottawattamie County Farm to Fork" (2010). Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports. 349.