Community Food Systems
A sustainable community food system integrates food production, processing, distribution, consumption, and waste management in order to enhance the environmental, economic, and social health of residents. Farmers, consumers, and communities partner to create a more locally-based, self-reliant food economy which improves access for all community members to an adequate, affordable nutritious diet.
MSUE supports the development of local Community Food Systems across Michigan by providing resources, specialists and educational programs that help develop local food councils, farm to institutional purchasing, food hubs, and farmers markets.
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