Economic Vitality

Economic vitality drives the sustainability of a regional food system, ensuring that food is produced and sold at affordable and fair prices for all involved in the supply chain. A vibrant food system economy will in turn build the local and regional economy.

FaHN’s vision for economic vitality: Regional food systems contribute to the region’s wealth through the triple bottom line of economic, community, and environmental health through value chains built on fair business practices. Farms are profitable and engage in win-win partnerships with slaughterhouses, processors, and distributors of local foods. All players in the value chain exercise just labor practices. Below is a sampling of resources and models helping to achieve this vision:

Productive Farmland, Profitable Farms, and Farmer Training:

Value Chains: Production, Processing, Distribution