Beyond Farmers Markets: Main Street as a Local Food System Hub
Large cities and small towns alike have been devastated by the transition from local food to industrial food systems. Poor access to fresh food in places unable to support supercenters has impaired diets while the loss of jobs in local food production, processing, and distribution has injured local economies. The tide is turning though, and local food systems are coming back. Communities of all sizes can learn from innovative approaches being developed in Detroit.
- Understand components of local food systems
- Roles Main Street can play to foster local food system development
- Using existing Farmers Markets to leverage additional growth on Main Street
Monday, May 3, 3:34-5:00 p.m.