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Community Food Production, Processing, and Marketing

More and more people are engaging in their local food system by becoming food producers themselves (e.g., by gardening or raising animals such as chickens), or by choosing to purchase more local foods. In addition to growing or raising foods, processing these foods into value-added products and then promoting these products are important steps towards a stronger food system.

Read on for tools and resources for how communities across Colorado and the country are increasing local food for local consumption – whether through backyard gardening, agriculture on public open space, or developing regional kitchens and food hubs.