Good Food is the new paradigm within our food system — encouraging the production, distribution, accessibility and consumption of high quality food to build a healthy, just, and sustainable food system.
GOOD FOOD IS:
- Meets the USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
- Is delicious, safe, and aesthetically pleasing.
- People of all income levels are able to purchase.
- All participants in the food supply chain receive fair compensation and fair treatment, free from exploitation.
- High quality food is equitably, physically, and culturally accessible to all.
- Produced, processed, distributed and recycled locally using the principles of environmental stewardship (including best practices in water, soil, and pesticide management).
A GOOD FOOD SYSTEM:
- Prioritizes the health and well being of our residents.
- Makes healthy, high quality food affordable.
- Contributes to a thriving economy where all participants in the food supply chain receive fair compensation and fair treatment.
- Protects and strengthens our biodiversity and natural resources throughout the region.
- Ensures that good food is accessible to all.
A healthy, sustainable and equitable regional food system is a complex set of activities and relationships related to every aspect of the food cycle — including production, processing, distribution, retail, preparation, consumption, and disposal.