Growing local: Case studies on local food supply chains by Robert P. King, Michael S. Hand, and Miguel I. Gomez (Eds.)

Authors

  • Ryan Phillips Ryerson University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15353/cfs-rcea.v3i1.136

Keywords:

local food systems, economics

Abstract

The local food movement in North America has grown significantly during the last decade, yet there still remains relatively little empirical research on the subject. Fortunately, however, the recent work Growing Local: Case Studies on Local Food Supply Chains edited by Robert King, Michael Hand, and Miguel Gomez helps to further develop an understanding of this increasingly popular food system. Growing Local examined five case studies in order to gain a better overall understanding of local food supply chains—apples in Syracuse, New York; blueberries in Portland, Oregon; spring mix in Sacramento, California; beef in the Twin Cities, Minnesota; and milk in Washington, DC. These region and product pairings examined mainstream, direct, and intermediated markets to address the impact of local food supply chains on social, economic, environmental, and health dynamics of the examined communities.

Author Biography

Ryan Phillips, Ryerson University

I am a PhD student in Ryerson University's Communication and Culture program. My research focuses on environmentally sustainable food systems, especially in rural areas. Currently, I am working in the Sociology Department at Ryerson.

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Published

2016-04-04

How to Cite

Phillips, R. (2016). Growing local: Case studies on local food supply chains by Robert P. King, Michael S. Hand, and Miguel I. Gomez (Eds.). Canadian Food Studies / La Revue Canadienne Des études Sur l’alimentation, 3(1), 127–129. https://doi.org/10.15353/cfs-rcea.v3i1.136

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Book/Art/Event Review