Committed to building sustainable, equitable,
community-driven food systems to strengthen
the local food economy and promote healthy
lifestyles in the Mississippi Delta.

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What's Going on in Mississippi?

Building Health and Wealth in the Mississippi Delta

More than $1.2 billion flows out of the Mississippi Delta annually for food grown elsewhere. With some of the richest soil in the world and a well-documented need for access to healthier food, tremendous opportunities await for economic and health benefits through robust community-based food systems.

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Mississippi Food Policy Council

Mississippi's first food policy council has formed and wants your support!

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Delta Regional Farmers Markets

The Delta's farmers markets are working together to develop and strengthen the local food economy.

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Delta Directions

Research on regulations and legal aspects of local food systems development in Mississippi.

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Farm to School

Report exploring the current status and future potential for building demand for local food by connecting local institutions directly with local farmers.

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Innovative Solutions for Socially Disadvantaged Agricultural Producers in Mississippi

Explore the latest report from, Dr. John Green, Director of the Institute for Community-Based Research.

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WhyHunger's CONNECT blog

Stories from community-based organizations who are leading by example and working together to build the movement to end hunger and poverty.

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What's Going On Around the Country?

Community Food Security Coalition (CFSC)

CFSC is a North American coalition of over 300 diverse people and organizations working from the local to international levels to build community food security.

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Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (SSAWG)

Resources and support for southerners seeking to build and maintain sustainable food solutions.

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Food Environment Atlas–USDA

Interactive map for an overview of your community's ability to access healthy food.

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Farm to Fork

North Carolina's model guide for building a sustainable food economy.

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Model Programs:

Food NYC

A Blueprint for a Sustainable Food System, a model guide for urban food systems development in Manhattan.

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Kansas State University Rural Grocery Blog

Stories from successful rural grocery initiatives around the country.

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Education Tools:

Reach'em, Teach'em and Let'em Grow

A step-by-step guide for starting a garden and engaging your whole community, including kids, in the fun.

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7 steps to Healthier Food and a Healthier Planet

A simple step-by-step guide for healthy living.

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7 Ways to Get Healthier Food Into Your Community

A step-by-step guide to developing a local food system.

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Food Security Learning Center

A comprehensive resources for information on all aspects of community food security.

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Sustainable Agriculture Curriculum

A series of workshops from The Food Project to introduce youth and their leaders to the principles of sustainable agriculture and the food system.

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Food For Thought and Action

A practical curriculum by Grassroots International for understanding how we can transform our food system for a healthier world.

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Food for the SOL

A food, justice, and community building curriculum for youth from Seeds of Solidarity.

Community and Congregational Gardens:

American Community Gardening Association (ACGA)

A Guide for starting a garden in your own community.

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Mississippi Master Gardeners Association

Training and certification in consumer horticulture and related areas.

Community Garden Legal Toolkit

Public Law Health & Policy's guide to the legalities of establishing a community garden.

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Shop Locally:

Local Harvest

Find healthy fresh local food anywhere in the country.

Fresh List

Find locally grown Mississippi produce in your area.

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