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Food Movement Glossary



This term, gaining in popularity, indicates the interconnected nature of a local food system. In the same way a watershed is comprised of diverse, interdependent plant and animal species, a foodshed is made up of local and regional food producers, their customers, and the retailers (food co-ops, farmers’ markets, and independent grocers) that carry their products, creating an integrated local economy.

Example of Foodshed:

Regions that has a moist climate are generally a great place for growing crops, thus these regions acts as foodsheds that are responsible to maintain the flow of production of food for some of the United States cities.
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