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

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Upcoming Events

  1. 12th Annual Eat Local Week Celebration

    September 9 - September 25
  2. RVFSN Meeting: Planning for the Future of Agriculture in the Rogue Valley

    October 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  3. Empty Bowls Project

    October 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  4. Gaining Ground Film Screening

    October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  5. RVFSN Meeting: Food Hubs, Gaining Local Momentum in a National Movement

    November 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Recent Posts

ACCESS

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...]

Siskiyou Sustainable Coop

Siskiyou Sustainable Coop The Siskiyou Sustainable Coop has been serving the Rogue Valley for thirteen years. There are … [Read More...]

Wolf Gulch Farm

Wolf Gulch Farm Wolf Gulch Farm, owned and operated by Maud and Tom Powell, is located in the Little Applegate. The … [Read More...]

Interactive Food System Map

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