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what we've learned

Read Tompkins County's first comprehensive food system baseline assessment

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sustainable, equitable, healthy and affordable 
for all members of our community

a food plan for everyone

Communities plan for the future. Good plans can guide sound decision-making and improve quality of life for all residents. A food system plan for Tompkins County can help tell the story of food in our community.

A coordinated, strategic approach to understanding the current challenges we face can help build a stronger, more equitable, and more sustainable food system for the future.

As we capture the stories of our community, we can identify steps to improve the programs, policies, and individual actions that shape our local food system.

"I would be most proud of the Tompkins County food system when..." 

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Director, Food Pantry

"Everyone has daily access to affordable, nutritious foods, much of which are regionally sourced"

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"Every child can pick apples, blueberries, and cherry tomatoes out of their own backyard"

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"Land is accessible to all and responsibly stewarded"

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"When no one has to worry about where their next meal is coming from"

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"Farming is a viable way of life"

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"Food system workers can earn a living and thrive"

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"A food system is the path food travels from farm to fork" 

-Angelic Organics Learning Center

 

we are all part of the food system