Is it better to buy local or to change the types of foods we are eating? What is a CSA? Find answers to these questions and more by browsing this page.


Fact Sheets

Backyard Beekeeping 

Beef Production & Consumption: Sustainable Alternatives

Community Supported Agriculture Programs: A Sustainable Approach to Local Foods

Farmers’ Market Consumer Preferences & Premium Pricing for Organically Grown & Local Fresh Produce

The Local Food Movement: Definitions, Benefits, and Resources

Meat-Wise Eating Habits

Reusing Potentially Contaminated Landscapes: Growing Gardens in Urban Soils – EPA

Urban Edibles: Ornamentals

Urban Edibles: Weeds

Journal Articles/Reports

Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems

Birdsfoot trefoil, a valuable tannin-containing legume for mixed pastures

Curtis, K.R. and M.W. Cowee, (2009). Direct Marketing Local Food to Chefs: Chef Preferences and Perceived Obstacles. Journal of Food Distribution Research, 40(2), 26-36.

Farm and Food Tourism: Exploring Opportunities

Fruit and soil quality of organic and conventional strawberry agroecosystems

Innovations in Sustainable Agriculture: Supporting Climate-Friendly Food Production

Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development (JAFSCD)

The Local Food Movement: Setting the Stage for Good Food

Local Food Systems: Concepts, Impacts, and Issues

Trends in U.S. Local and Regional Food Systems

Rural Connections: Food Security in the Western U.S.

Rural Connections: Local and Regional Food Hubs Boost Rural Economies

Using Extension Fieldwork to Incorporate Experiential Learning into University Coursework

Lesson Plans

View Food Lesson Plans Here

Funding Opportunities

America In Bloom

Slow Food Utah Micro-Grants

USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative – Food Security

USDA Farmers Markets and Local Food Marketing

USDA Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food – Grants, Loans & Support

Western Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (Western SARE)


View Food Resources


Cow Power

Edible Landscapes TED Talk: Pam Warhurst


How I Fell In Love with a Fish TED Talk: Dan Barber

        Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective

The Permaculture Orchard: Beyond Organic 

Seeds of Time

Urban Roots