Farm to Table: Building Local and Regional Food Systems
Welcome to Farm to Table: Building Local and Regional Food Systems. This topic room was created to provide information for farmers, ranchers, ag professionals, community organizers and others who are striving to reconfigure the nation's food system so more value stays in food-producing communities. Dig deeper to find educational resources on the following topics:
Getting Started: Hear from Farmers
Farmers in the Portland, Ore., area discuss the opportunities and barriers associated with selling produce to eager urban consumers. Their issues—difficulty finding land, accessing capital, competing neighboring land uses, confusing regulation and zoning laws, and coordinating with distributors and processors—are common in local and regional food systems around the country.
This video was developed as part of a SARE-funded project to develop a toolkit of strategies to support the growth of Portland foodshed.