What is a Food System?

A food system is the sum of all activities required to make food available to people. This includes: production, processing, distribution, consumption, and waste.

A sustainable food system integrates all of these elements to enhance economic, environmental, social, and nutritional health for all.

Sustainable Food System Chart

Upcoming Events

  1. The Future of Soil Session 3 – 5

    March 20 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. Farmer and Rancher Listening Session

    April 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  3. Food Production in Southern Oregon

    Rogue Valley Farm Tour

    July 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Recent Posts

The Network gears up for the Rogue Flavor Guide!

The Rogue Valley Food System Network is honored and excited to continue THRIVE’s mission to promote a strong local food … [Read More...]

The Network Explores the Coexistence of Cannabis and the Food System

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yNvXc5SaeA At the close of 2016, the RVFSN council members voted to explore the … [Read More...]


Philip Yates is the Nutrition Programs Director at ACCESS, a nonprofit located in Medford, Oregon. Yates has worked for … [Read More...]

1000 Friends of Oregon

Greg Holmes is the Food Systems Program Director at 1000 Friends of Oregon. 1000 Friends was formed in 1975 after the … [Read More...]

The Lunch Show

The Lunch Show is located in downtown Ashland, Oregon and features local and seasonal fare. The Lunch Show is owned by … [Read More...]

Interactive Food System Map