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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Recent Posts


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1000 Friends of Oregon

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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