Community Food Systems Research

Adding Values to our Food Systems: An Economic Analysis of Community Food Systems

Utah State University. Integrity Systems Cooperative Company.

Provides research on the cost comparison between community and industrial food systems. (1997)

Community Food Security Programs Improve Access (PDF | 97 KB)

USDA. Economic Research Service.

Explains how community-based initiatives can complement existing food assistance programs in improving food security. (2001)

Food Security in the United States: Recommended Readings

USDA. Economic Research Service.

Articles and reports, technical information, survey tools, and research reports related to household food security and community food security.

Increasing Food Recovery From Farmers Markets: A Preliminary Analysis

USDA. Economic Research Service.

Discusses establishing relationships between farmers markets and nonprofit food recovery and gleaning organizations to improve nutritional status of low income families. (2000)

Putting a Face on Our Food: How State and Local Food Policies Can Promote New Agriculture (PDF | 404 KB)

Drake University. Drake Journal of Agricultural Law.

Discusses role state and local governments play in impacting agriculture and community food systems. (2002)