A Primer on Local Food Systems





Reveiw, Local Food Movement, Food Development


First paragraph:

Jennifer Robinson and James Farmer’s Selling Local: Why Local Food Movements Matter consoli­dates decades of research on the local food move­ment, drawing attention to the array of local food developments in the U.S. Midwest and Appalachia regions. The authors provide a narrative that weaves together voices from various stakeholders, taking the reader from farmers markets to community supported agriculture (CSA) to food hubs, while providing a scholarly analysis of the diverse capacities and limitations of these enterprises as well as offering a framework for assessing local food initiatives.

The title and content page hint at the under­lying purpose of this book, which is to support the local food movement by identifying strengths, weaknesses, and leverage points that may be tap­ped to improve the capacity and success of diverse initiatives—all of which are necessary and impor­tant endeavors for cultivating and expanding local food systems....


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Author Biography

Amber A. Heckelman, University of British Columbia

Amber A. Heckelman is a Bullitt Environmental Fellow, Liu Scholar, Public Scholar, and Ph.D. candidate with the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at The University of British Columbia.
Cover of "Selling Local: Why Local Food Movements Matter"



How to Cite

Heckelman, A. A. (2018). A Primer on Local Food Systems. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 8(2), 153–155. https://doi.org/10.5304/jafscd.2018.082.003