Community Food SystemsA Primer on Community Food Systems: Linking Food, Nutrition and Agriculture (PDF | 133 KB)
Cornell University. Division of Nutritional Sciences. Discovering the Food System.
Provides a general overview of community food systems as well as the goals, elements, and actions necessary to support and strengthen the system.
Agriculture and Food Systems
Sustainable Communities Online.
Provides a list of resources on whole systems approaches to sustainable agriculture.
Community Food Security Assessment Toolkit
USDA. Economic Research Service.
Provides a toolkit of standardized measurement tools for assessing various aspects of community food security. July 2002.
Farmers Markets and Direct-to-Consumer Marketing
USDA. Agricultural Marketing Service.
Find publications and resources for direct marketing, farm to school, and Marketing Service reports and studies.
Food Circles Networking Project
University of Missouri. Food Circles Networking Project.
Promotes the consumption of regionally grown food to support and maintain local farms.
An organization dedicated to the promotion of adequate food security through community based programs.
Hartford Food System
Hartford Food System.
Promotes policies and programs to improve sustainable agriculture, increase food security, and improve nutrition for Connecticut residents.
Promotes new food growing and marketing opportunities in the New York City area.
Library of Foodroutes.org
Searchable database of materials relating to local food research and promotion.
The Food Trust
The Food Trust.
Promotes healthy lifestyles through improved access to nutritious foods, education, and advocacy.