There has been a lot of debate lately on the issue of regenerating local economies and production, instead of relying on globalized, delocalized products. This has even spawned new social consuming trends, like the localvores, people committed to consume only locally produced food. Farmers also are eager to revitalize local production, consumption and networks, to strengthen their economy, reduce their carbon-footprint and depend on less mediators to reach consumers.
- We have the people, land and climate needed to produce fresh, affordable, and healthy food.
- Our growing community of producers and consumers can create strong local food systems, reduce use of fossil fuels, and create businesses and jobs.
- Vibrant local and regional agriculture generates wealth in communities, establishes healthy environments for families, and enhances quality of life for all.