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Local Food at Food Shelves

Fresh ProduceFood Bank Farm - The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts
This innovative farm CSA program is a partnership between a food bank. The food bank owns and leases land to the farm and collects 100,000 pounds of fresh food as payment.

Gleaning and Food Recovery as Tools to Reconnect at the Local Level - Slow Movement
This website explains gleaning and food recovery and provides some tips for starting up such a program.

Demand for local food in rural communities is growing. Sustainable local food systems need to have strong community support to build and maintain the infrastructure needed to bring food from farm to fork. 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. While this website was a partnership between Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota, most resources are applicable for any rural community.

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