Policy: Local, state, and federal governmental policies govern the production, marketing, processing, and distribution of all foods, including those grown and consumed locally. Like all public policies, input from producers and consumers as citizens can affect how easy or how difficult it can be for producers to compete against national and multinational food conglomerates. To find out more about policies that specifically support or influence local food production and consumption, please explore these ATTRA resources. Other, non-ATTRA resources are also listed.
Access: It is a misconception that local food is only for those that can afford it. There are models throughout the supply chain that ensure healthy local food is accessible to people with all income levels. This section will feature tip sheets, pod casts and videos for farmers that want to make food access part of their marketing platform.