Organic Perspectives: This report conveys, interprets, and synthesizes information collected from Florida farmers, consumers, and large grocery chains. The report then provides two core recommendations with specific strategies that Floridians can take to advance our state’s agricultural and food systems.
Community Vision for Food System Development in Gainesville-Alachua County: A Local Food Action Plan. Florida Organic Growers (FOG) began a one-year Community Food Planning Project in March 2009 that focused on increasing food security for Gainesville residents with low incomes. Stakeholders included individuals from low income communities, farmers, local business owners, public school staff, local government agencies, non-profit organizations, food service providers and distributors and others interested in the future of Gainesville’s food system. The outcome of the highly collaborative planning process is this report.