The Local Food Movement: Setting the Stage for Good Food

Author(s): Rich Pirog, Crystal Miller, Lindsay Way, Christina Hazekamp & Emily Kim

Publication date: May 14, 2014

This publication provides a brief history of the U.S. local food movement and its link to “good food” - food that is healthy, affordable, fair, and green - within the contexts of food access and health, food justice and sovereignty, the environment, and racial equity. The publication also contains a timeline that provides a sample of important U.S. events, policies, and statistics over the past 70 years that mark the growth of local food through the lens of the four elements of good food.

The Local Food Movement: Setting the Stage for Good Food

Good Food Timeline