Food system reports other local documentation helps us understand the connection between food availability and health impacts.
Edible Marin and Wine Country
Edible Marin and Wine Country is an online publication exploring the farmers, food artisans, and culinary wonders within our communities that make eating local food an everyday pleasure. Eating locally helps sustain the small family farms that produce healthy foods and provide for a safer food supply. Offering a wealth of wine country food stories, Edible shares stories about farmers, chefs, and the local food industry and encourages us to consider the basic facts of where our food comes from. Gorgeous color photography featuring food and landscapes fills the pages, along with events and other tidbits of culinary interest. To find out more, click here.
American Farmland Trust San Francisco Foodshed Report
The American Farmland Trust’s San Francisco Foodshed Report focuses on agricultural production, resources and distribution in the Bay Area. Highlighting the challenges to expanding the local food system and the need to reestablish the connection between fork and farm, the report also describes farmers markets, CSAs and local food outlets as the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. food system. See the report at www.farmland.org.
Annual Agricultural Crop Reports
The Napa County Agricultural Commissioner produces a crop report every year for Napa County. View the reports at: www.countyofnapa.org.
Food Forum Reports
The Sonoma County Food System Alliance (SCFSA) is a county-based coalition of diverse stakeholders working to address food system needs through collective action. In 2011, the group held the Sonoma County Food Forum, with panel discussions, presentations, table conversations, and an online survey. The Food Forum Report presents key ideas and suggestions from the wide variety of local food system stakeholders who attended the Forum. See the reports at www.aginnovations.org or www.sonomacofsa.org
Recipe for Sustainability: Food, Health and Community in Napa County’s Food System
Napa shares national problems of obesity, lack of food knowledge, food insecurity, contribution to global climate change and other environmental problems. The Napa Food Report identifies the benefits of bringing together advocates and resources for the food system to assess the local food system and suggest strategies and models for improvement. Learn more at www.recipeforsustainability.com/
Small Business Development Center Survey
The Napa Valley College Small Business Development Center, in conjunction with Bianco Ag Services, conducted a detailed survey in 2011, designed to provide an overview of the potential future of Napa Valley’s agriculture, from the perspective of Napa Valley growers, grocers, market managers, chefs and restaurant owners. Survey results indicate the need for an integrated agricultural plan, expansion of economic opportunities, continuing education and development of a grower network. View the survey at www.countyofnapa.org.