What is local food?
Local food is food that is produced or grows naturally within a short distance from where it is eaten. It is often associated with local, social and economic support networks that strengthen communities. Local food is important for nourishment, and also for connecting communities to one another, to healthy food and to opportunities to develop skills and relationships to one another and the land.
What are food assets and services?
Food assets are resources, systems, knowledge, facilities, spaces, services, programs, organizations, and policies that support and facilitate relationships that support, a just and sustainable food system.
Park Board food assets and services are part of a broader local food system and include things like community or learning gardens, urban orchards, native berry shrubs, food and gardening programs, community kitchens, food access programs, markets, concessions, partnerships, funding, and food-related events.