Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food is a USDA initiative to promote sustainable local and regional food systems that will support small and mid-sized farms and ranches, promote healthy communities and protect our natural resources. The initiative helps Americans understand where their food comes from and how they can support local food economies in their communities.
“An American people that is more engaged with their food supply will create new income opportunities for American agriculture,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “Reconnecting consumers and institutions with local producers will stimulate economies in rural communities, improve access to healthy, nutritious food for our families, and decrease the amount of resources to transport our food.”
See how “Know Your Farmer. Know Your Food.” is helping local food economies.