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Research Reports

Here you will find essays, articles, and reports written by the Local Food Research Center staff on timely food system topic and issues. This page is a space for us to reflect on the directions of the food movement, share insights into our theory of food system change, comment on movement strategies, and critically assess methodologies and approaches.


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Complete Archive

Food and Farm Assessment: Clay County, North Carolina


Food and Farm Assessment: Chattanooga, Tennessee


Farm Promotion and Support: Ideas and Tools for Economic Development and Tourism Development Authorities


Growing Local: Expanding the Western North Carolina Food and Farm Economy


2004 Consumer Survey: Locally Grown Foods Strategic Positioning Research


2000 Consumer Survey: Locally Grown Foods Strategic Positioning Research


Farmers Markets for All: Exploring Barriers and Opportunities for Increasing Fresh Food Access by Connecting Low-Income Communities with Farmers Markets


Local Food, Food Democracy, and Food Hubs


2015 Appalachian Grown Producer Survey Report



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