Innovations in Local Food Enterprise: Fresh Ideas for a Just and Profitable Food System addresses one of the most complex issues facing food access and regional food system development allies today: how can consumer price and producer cost meet in ways that transition healthy, local food from a privilege to a right? Innovations in Local Food Enterprise analyses and aggregates a collection of innovative solutions to overcoming difficult food access and food equity issues with a focus on market-based consumer-driven solutions for low-income underserved communities.
The report is based on learning from our Healthy Urban Food Enterprise Development (HUFED) Center and from the work of others who are creating and implementing market-based and non-market-based food access solutions in a very hands-on, practical way. Our hope is that this report will inform, inspire, and prepare readers to innovate in their own communities and for those in decision making roles, to have this knowledge in mind as they envision and develop programs. Get the full report.