Brief/Fact Sheets

  • Local Governments & Food Systems - 2015 Survey Results

    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.

  • 2012 Local Government Survey Highlights

    Published on March 20, 2013

    Survey results provide insight into the ways and lenses through which local governments engage in food systems, which may be of interest to good food advocates seeking municipal or county support for their efforts.


  • Food Innovation Districts: An Economic Gardening Tool

    Published on April 5, 2013

    This guide can help planners and other stakeholders in developing food innovation districts that promote positive business environments, spur regional food system development, and increase access to local food.

Journal & Trade Magazine Articles

  • Food Systems: Cultivating Thriving Communities

    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.


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