The Cannery agrihood in Davis, California, will place an educational incubator farm in the middle of a planned community. Morphing from last century’s model of housing surrounded by a golf course, this new development seeks to transform an industrial site into a 21st century organic farming and living experiment.
In an effort to strengthen local and regional food systems, the USDA has promised millions through several grants to support farmers markets, CSA’s and ‘hub’ businesses that aggregate and facilitate regional food promotion, awareness of resources and actual distribution channels. Farm-to-institution programs are also included which is great news for educational and health organizations!
If you are Slow, you likely frequent at least one of our local farmers’ markets, so this article is talking about you! Great news for a more sustainable and healthy way of living for all of us – and a delicious, nutritious way to help with climate change.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says local food is growing quickly from a niche market into something that’s generating significant income for communities across the country.