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Growing local : case studies on local food supply chains, edited by Robert P. King, Michael S. Hand, and Miguel I. Gómez

Label
Growing local : case studies on local food supply chains
Title
Growing local
Title remainder
case studies on local food supply chains
Statement of responsibility
edited by Robert P. King, Michael S. Hand, and Miguel I. Gómez
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In an increasingly commercialized world, the demand for better quality, healthier food has given rise to one of the fastest growing segments of the U.S. food system: locally grown food. Many believe that 'relocalization' of the food system will provide a range of public benefits, including lower carbon emissions, increased local economic activity, and closer connections between consumers, farmers, and communities. The structure of local food supply chains, however, may not always be capable of generating these perceived benefits. Growing Local reports the findings from a coordinated series of case studies designed to develop a deeper, more nuanced understanding of how local food products reach consumers and how local food supply chains compare with mainstream supermarket supply chains. To better understand how local food reaches the point of sale, Growing Local uses case study methods to rigorously compare local and mainstream supply chains for five products in five metropolitan areas along multiple social, economic, and environmental dimensions, highlighting areas of growth and potential barriers. Growing Local provides a foundation for a better understanding of the characteristics of local food production and emphasizes the realities of operating local food supply chains
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Our sustainable future
Label
Growing local : case studies on local food supply chains, edited by Robert P. King, Michael S. Hand, and Miguel I. Gómez
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FOOD;3227285
Publication
Copyright
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed September 20, 2016)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • TODD
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • nz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From farms to consumers: an introduction to supply chains for local foods / Miguel I. Gómez and Michael S. Hand -- Research design for local food case studies / Robert P. King, Michael S. Hand, and Gigi DiGiacomo -- Apple case studies in the Syracuse MSA / Miguel I. Gómez, Edward W. McLaughlin, and Kristen S. Park -- Blueberry case studies in the Portland-Vancouver MSA / Larry Lev -- Spring Mix case studies in the Sacramento MSA / Shermain D. Hardesty -- Beef case studies in the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington MSA / Robert P. King, Gigi DiGiacomo, and Gerald F. Ortmann -- Fluid milk case studies in the Washington D.C. area / Michael S. Hand and Kate Clancy -- Product prices and availability / Kristen S. Park, Miguel I. Gómez, Gerald F. Ortmann, and Jeffrey Horwich -- What does local deliver? / Larry Lev, Michael S. Hand, and Gigi DiGiacomo -- Can local food markets expand? / Edward W. McLaughlin, Shermain D. Hardesty, and Miguel I. Gómez -- What role do public policies and programs play in the growth of local foods? / Michael S. Hand and Kate Clancy -- A look at the future / Robert P. King, Miguel I. Gómez, and Michael S. Hand
Control code
ASP3227285/food
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 365 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • unmediated
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
u249808
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)897814696

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