Healthy Local Food Systems

Local food represents an alternative to the global food model, which often sees most food travelling long distances before it reaches the consumer. In a local food system, food producers, distributors, institutions, retailers, and consumers work together to increase food security and ensure economic, ecological and wellness of a community.    

  • A values and purchasing shift to local food benefiting both the local economy and wellness is gaining strong community buy-in.
  • More people and institutions in Dubuque need to consider local food venues and opportunities for improved food security and healthy eating.
  • The ‘Buy Fresh, Buy Local’ message tackles only one component in a resilient food system.

Local Food Projects: