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Farmers working to distribute to local food markets

Farmers working to distribute to local food markets

The GRACE Communications Foundation aims to increase public awareness of health issues and environmental problems created by water, energy, and conventional agricultural systems. The website provides information on sustainable agricultural practices and local food systems as well as sustainable local food distribution. Critics may argue that conventional agriculture yields more produce and is more efficient than sustainable agriculture.

The GRACE Communications Foundation aims to increase public awareness of health issues and environmental problems created by water, energy, and conventional agricultural systems. The website provides information on sustainable agricultural practices and local food systems as well as sustainable local food distribution. Critics may argue that conventional agriculture yields more produce and is more efficient than sustainable agriculture.

Building restaurant demand for local food--10 reasons

10 Reasons Restaurants Should Buy Local

When it comes to building up infrastructure for local food distribution, it seems like there can be more questions than answers.

When it comes to building up infrastructure for local food distribution, it seems like there can be more questions than answers.

Food hubs are a crucial, but often invisible, part of the local food system. They help small farms grow by offering a combination of production, distribution, and marketing services. There are now 236 food hubs in the U.S., with more popping up all the time.

Food hubs are a crucial, but often invisible, part of the local food system. They help small farms grow by offering a combination of production, distribution, and marketing services. There are now 236 food hubs in the U.S., with more popping up all the time.

1/23/16 Community Outreach Meeting and Distribution of bags for local food drive.  Love that all of our town's churches are working together on this for the betterment of the town and surrounding area.  Even the Senior Center is involved!

1/23/16 Community Outreach Meeting and Distribution of bags for local food drive. Love that all of our town's churches are working together on this for the betterment of the town and surrounding area. Even the Senior Center is involved!

Sandwich food trucks are not foreign to the Iowa City area. Marco's Grilled Cheese, created by Pete Johnson and Mark Paterno, offers a variety of grilled cheese sandwiches with extras such as ham, tomatoes and hot sauce. (via https://wiki.uiowa.edu/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=60273080)

Sandwich food trucks are not foreign to the Iowa City area. Marco's Grilled Cheese, created by Pete Johnson and Mark Paterno, offers a variety of grilled cheese sandwiches with extras such as ham, tomatoes and hot sauce. (via https://wiki.uiowa.edu/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=60273080)

A Maine farm and vineyard delivers local food to customers’ front doors by horse-drawn wagon.

A Maine farm and vineyard delivers local food to customers’ front doors by horse-drawn wagon.

United States – Shannon and her daughter receive groceries from a local food pantry—a huge blessing as Shannon goes through treatment to fight cancer.   Please pray for families who are struggling with hunger or food insecurity as a result of health and financial issues. Pray the would receive the resources they need to get by and that food pantries and special distributions would be able to help meet their needs.  #PhotoPrayerOfTheDay

United States – Shannon and her daughter receive groceries from a local food pantry—a huge blessing as Shannon goes through treatment to fight cancer. Please pray for families who are struggling with hunger or food insecurity as a result of health and financial issues. Pray the would receive the resources they need to get by and that food pantries and special distributions would be able to help meet their needs. #PhotoPrayerOfTheDay

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