The fall 2018 issue of JAFSCD includes open-call papers on a wide range of food systems topics, including on farm-to-childcare programs.
On our cover: Zariah enjoys a morning snack of local cantaloupe at the Cary Towne KinderCare childcare center in Cary, North Carolina. This center, along with many other providers from around the country, are enrolling in farm to early care and education programs to help connect low-income families with sources of fresh, local foods. This center committed to feeding children three or more local food items a week through the growing season, exposing children to a variety of new fruits and vegetables while also investing in local farmers and distributors. See the article in this issue, “Farm to Childcare: An Analysis of Social and Economic Values in Local Food Systems,” by Jacob C. Rutz, J. Dara Bloom, Michelle Schroeder-Moreno, and Chris Gunter. Photo credit: Jacob Rutz; used with permission.Read more about FEATURED CONTENT: Farm-to-Childcare