FOOD SYSTEMS

Making our food system stronger through diversification, collaboration, and education.

We work to build networks, create resources, facilitate effective connections, and address gaps in service.

A food system includes production, processing, distribution, consumption, and waste management. Much like a watershed, it exists whether or not people are aware of it and it doesn’t fit into neat political districts. Our team works to help the social, environmental, and economic features of our food systems to be more equitable, more local, and more sustainable.

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Iowa Farmers Market Manager Toolkit

The Iowa Farmers Market Manager Toolkit is a series of vendor handouts, the Iowa Farmers Market Manager Handbook, and the Lettuce Grow Online Training series. This Toolkit is meant to complement the existing booklet published by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and resources provided by the Iowa Farmers Market Association. It was created in partnership with Northeast Iowa RC&D with support from Iowa’s market managers and vendors.