Food, Farms, and Community: Exploring Food Systems takes an in-depth look at critical issues, successful programs, and challenges for improving food systems spanning a few miles to a few thousand miles. Case studies that delve into the values that drive farmers, food advocates, and food entrepreneurs are interwoven with analysis supported by the latest research. Examples of entrepreneurial farms and organizations working together to build sustainable food systems are relevant to the entire country—and reveal results that are about much more than fresh food.
"Chase and Grubinger bring valuable clarity and insight to the inherent complexity of contemporary food systems. Anyone who wants to truly understand how these systems work—or don't work—should read this book."—Ben Hewitt, author of The Town That Food Saved
"This is an important contribution to the literature on food systems because it pulls together a range of relevant material while also providing some of the specific dynamics and statistics that reveal the relationships between parts of the system."—Tatiana Schreiber, Keene State University