From PolicyLink, this tool offers multiple strategies on how to advocate for organizations to purchase healthy, locally grown food, to create a more sustainable and equitable food system. It can be adopted by a variety of stakeholders, and provides economic benefit to small to medium sized farms, entrepreneurs of color, immigrant farmers, and local distributors in order to compete with larger organizations. This tool requires substantial infrastructure and resources, which some communities may lack. Moreover, local produce often costs more, and may not be able to keep up with consumer needs.

http://www.policylink.org/sites/default/files/edtk_local-food-procurement.pdf

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