About Food Systems

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Healthy local food systems are essential to helping achieve a more equitable and sustainable community. Food systems are comprised of growing, transporting, processing and purchasing, consuming, and disposing of food. When these activities are at a localized scale there are more opportunities to support the economy, reduce transportation emissions, and promote community health and wellness.

Food Related Programs and Initiatives

The goal of the City of Flagstaff Food Policy Program is to empower Flagstaff residents to access local, healthy, and affordable food. Find more information about City led food related programs and initiatives here.

Food Systems Resources 

Our Food Systems Resources page features links to regionally specific growing and gardening documents, where to find locally grown and produced foods, how to minimize food waste, and options for increased food access. Find out more here.

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