Wander through a Clark County farmers market and you’re likely to experience a keen sense of community—one of the benefits of a healthy, local food system. Growing, producing and buying local foods also supports the local economy and reduces the environmental impacts of transporting food. What’s more, locally produced food tastes better and retains nutrients longer than food imported from great distances.
But getting locally grown food from farm to table is no simple feat. It involves land resource issues, policy decisions, food distribution and recycling, community education and more. Helping to integrate the many components of our local food system is where the Clark County Food System Council comes in.