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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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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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