Vol 7, No 4 (2017)

Food Systems Development Practice and the Enhancing Food Security in the Northeast Project, Part 1

Cover of volume 7, issue 4 (fall 2017)

On our cover: Farmworkers pick a field of callaloo (also known as Chinese spinach) in the Black Dirt region of Orange County, New York. Tradi­tionally a bulk onion production region, the Black Dirt region has been gradually shifting to an ever greater variety of truck crops for sale particularly to the diverse markets (including ethnic markets) in New York City. Such diversification by more traditional midscale, single-crop farmers will need to happen if the Northeastern U.S. is to significantly increase its overall food self-sufficiency. (Photo copyright © 2007 by Duncan Hilchey.)