Good Food

What is Good Food?

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:

Healthy

  • Meets the USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
  • Is delicious, safe, and aesthetically pleasing.

Affordable

  • People of all income levels are able to purchase.

Fair

  • 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.

Sustainable

  • 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.