Phoenix is rooted in local food– from your favorite neighborhood spot to the nationally touted chef-driven restaurant; the rancher and farmer who provide local meat, dairy, and produce to our communities; a backyard gardener who grows their own food and shares with their neighbor; to food justice advocates distributing healthy, fresh food in food-insecure neighborhoods. This is Phoenix’s thriving local food culture. A resilient local community that loves and values where it lives. A city as diverse and vibrant as the residents who call it home. These strong, inclusive food hubs begin with hometown pride, community support, and making sure our local food businesses not only exist, but thrive!
Phoenix: Let’s Eat Local! is a campaign that celebrates the connection between Phoenix residents and the makers, growers, and advocates building stronger food systems in our local food communities. It is an invitation for residents to learn about our local food communities, celebrate our diverse food pathways, and help our local food businesses become more resilient and robust for ourselves and for future generations.
Local food systems are circular food production and consumption networks that operate within a limited geographic area. Put simply, food is grown, processed, prepared, eaten, and recycled (composted) in the same area.
Local food systems are built on ecological care, diversification, social justice, local economies, and resilient webs of production and consumption. This circular system reduces the dependence on a global, industrial food system and focuses on building resilient communities that increase trust and social connectedness between producers, farmers, and consumers.
The City of Phoenix’s Resilient Food Systems Initiative offers a variety of programs and resources to help develop a stronger, connected local food system with more accessible and sustainable food options for Phoenix residents. Some of these programs include:
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