A Community-Based Food System

by Eric S. Bendfeldt & others. Virginia Cooperative Extension Svc. 2011. 40p. illus. maps. Free.

The book cover of "A Community-Based Food System" by Eric S. Bendfeldt, et al features photos of fields and locally grown foods.


Interest in local foods is increasing throughout the United States. Leaders in the Martinsville, VA, region realized this growing awareness could help foster a community-based food system, thus contributing to the economic, social, and environmental stability of local farms and neighborhoods. This report defines a local food system, assesses the Martinsville region’s setup, and highlights many potential health, economic, and synergistic outcomes that result from building a vibrant community-based food system. www.pubs.ext.vt.edu/3306/3306-9029/3306-9029-PDF.pdf

Awards Won

Title Year
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To recognize excellence in government publications, identify documents of distinction, and commend
individual works of superlative nature.

2011 - Selection(s)