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Food Systems Development Project Public Investment Plan 2018


Tasha Kennard, Nashville Farmers' Market

Project Purpose

The purpose of the Food Systems Development Project is to:

  • Assess Davidson County’s food system, identify its supply and demand, its assets and needs
  • Identify the gaps to be filled in order to create a healthier, coordinated, dynamic and sustainable food system
  • Further identify the places and extent to which the Metro government can undertake, enable or encourage these efforts
  • Engage the community in this effort; to create jobs
  • Connect institutional buyers with local suppliers; to assist local growers as appropriate
  • Ensure that fresh, locally grown food is directed to and available in areas that are underserved by traditional market behaviors.

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