This is a refrain that Chloë came back to again and again in our interview: where there is injustice in food  systems, she is going to act.  “We need to show at least a semblance of gratitude to the people growing our food by assuring them legal protections,” she insisted.  During the summer of 2020, as food supply chains quaked unde

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“For me, Georgia isn’t a red state. And it isn’t a blue state. Georgia is a green state, especially at the dinner table. Meats or veggies, we all eat.”  Charlie Monroe, the outgoing president of the American Community Gardening Association (ACGA), reflects on his four-year tenure at the helm, his additional four years on its board, and th

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The social fabric undergirding our food systems is woven by people from all sectors of American society: business, nonprofit and government. Amanda Chu of Green Bay, Wisconsin, is that rare food systems professional who capably contributes threads from all three. As an entrepreneur, Amanda runs a one-woman business that conducts farm-practice audit

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Anne Massie is a farmer in Crown Point, Indiana. She grows sixty varieties of fruits, vegetables, and nuts, but cabbages are her favorite. "Prehistoric monster flowers," she calls them. Anne is also a local food activist for whom thinking big does not stop at large, leafy brassicas. "There is a choice to be made," she explains. "To be an activist,"

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At first glance, Vacation Vittles is a simple, savvy twist on the standard CSA business model. Beach vacationers staying on the shores of Wilmington, NC, order farm-fresh bags of seasonal produce grown by local farmers and delivered by youth. It's a sunny story of short-value-chain economic development on the seashore. But Randolph Keaton—the drivi

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