Published on May 5, 2016
CRFS worked with the International City/County Management Association to conduct a second comprehensive national survey of local government policies, programs, plans, and other activities supporting food systems.
Published on June 8, 2017
This toolbox supports early childhood programs in starting local food purchasing initiatives to help meet Child and Adult Care Food Program guidelines for healthy meals.
Journal & Trade Magazine Articles
Published on June 1, 2012
This article discusses motivations and opportunities for local governments around food systems, touching on themes such as resiliency, entrepreneurship and place-making.
Published on June 19, 2009
The grant evaluated in this report was intended to increase the viability of small farm start-ups through the provision of a cash match to personal savings.
Published on November 10, 2015
This research report inventories and characterizes the types of food retail establishments in northeast (lower) Michigan and suggests strategies to improve healthy food access in underserved areas of the region.
Published on May 5, 2015
This report features four case studies highlighting various forms of local government support for food systems.
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Published on April 2, 2014
This webinar addressed ways to effectively measure, track and communicate the community and economic development gains realized through local and regional food systems.