In a vision of local and sustainable food systems, the focus is underlined on proximity and community. Emphasis is placed on promoting local food production, drastically reducing the distance food travels from farm to plate, thereby minimizing carbon emissions and enhancing freshness.
Community-supported agriculture, or CSA, encourages a close relationship between customers and farmers. By purchasing harvest shares, members of the community help local farmers and foster a sense of ownership and responsibility for the food they eat. My value lies strongly in the idea that big chain food companies have promoted the concept that food ‘appears’ when needed for us, cutting out the realities of transport and production. In addition to ensuring food security and minimizing ecological damage, the intervention of promoting local and sustainable food systems also helps to create community ties and promotes a greater awareness of the agricultural processes that maintain our life.