School of Urban and Regional PlanningThe University of IowaGraduate College

Local Food

  • Updated: 05/04/2017 12:44 pm CDT
    Description:

    The City of Carbondale, IL produced this tool to address new planning challenges that come with different population ages and their choices for transportation, including a focus on the movement of pedestrians. It addresses accommodating walkers and bicylists and ways to foster their method of transportation, coupled with a mindful eye on supporting access to healthy foods.

  • Updated: 05/04/2017 12:25 pm CDT
    Description:

    The toolkit includes planning and regulatory tools focused on growing options for physical activity and access to local, healthy foods; in particular, tools for local officials who make land development decisions in small and rural Connecticut towns. This toolkit is designed to support the EHHD region towns, as well as any other small, rural towns, in these efforts.

  • Updated: 09/24/2015 9:49 am CDT
    Description:

    Links to examples of farmer's markets in Iowa - The Freight House Farmer's Market in Davenport, Iowa and the Downtown Farmer's Market in Des Moines, Iowa.

  • Updated: 12/24/2015 1:13 am CST
    Description:

    Field to Family promotes the connection between families and local food and farmers in the Iowa City and Cider Rapids.

  • Updated: 05/30/2016 8:14 am CDT
    Description:

    The Growing Food Connections aims to promote food security and foster sustainable agriculture by building the capacity of local government to improve community food systems for farmers and community residents.

  • Updated: 09/24/2015 9:50 am CDT
    Description:

    GROWN Locally is a cooperative of small, local farms in Northeast Iowa dedicated to providing fresh, high quality foods to local food service institutions.

  • Updated: 12/22/2015 1:52 am CST
    Description:

    The Northeast Iowa Food & Fitness Initiative works on developing places for people have access to healthy, locally grown foods and promoting more opportunities for physical activity for the places.

  • Updated: 12/17/2015 10:29 am CST
    Description:

    Practical Farmers of Iowa established in 1985 and is a farmer-led nonprofit organization.