Local/Regional Foods

Local food is food that is grown within a reasonable distance from where it is eaten. Exactly how local food is defined is as varied as the consumers that buy it. The commonality among local food consumers is a commitment to purchase food that ensure social, economic, and environmental sustainability. Buying local food reduces the number of "food miles" between farm and plate, and helps to keep agricultural profits in the local economy.


Famers Markets Requirements from Iowa Department of Inspection and Appeals

Supporting Local Food System Development in Your Community

Organizations Involved in Local/Regional Foods

Resources and Links