Community and Local Food Resources Website

Community and Local Food Resources Website

Community and Local Food Resources Website

Supported through a NCR-SARE Research and Education grant, a tri-state collaboration developed a Community and Local Food Resources website to assist rural community food system development.

This website provides resources to support rural communities just beginning to build their community food systems as well as those whose local food systems are already strong. Resources are intended for farmers and producers, community organizations, and Extension Educators but may interest anyone in community and local foods.

The website brings together the following organizations:

  • Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships (UMN Extension)
  • North Dakota State University Extension Service
  • Buy Fresh Buy Local South Dakota
  • FARRMS, a non-profit based in Medina, N.D.

Researchers worked with rural Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota communities to identify needs and meet them through the website’s tools and resources for farmers, community groups, Extension educators, and others interested in local food systems.  It should be useful to those working in local foods seeking production assistance, expanded marketing opportunities, developing stronger businesses, creating new sourcing options, educating citizens, and crafting more beneficial public policies.

Want more information? See the related SARE grant(s) LNC10-320, Building Capacity for Local Foods Infrastructure Development .

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This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.

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