Local Foods Action Plan

Academic Year 
2011-2012
College/Department 
School of Urban & Regional Planning
Project Partner 

Dubuque city leaders wanted to increase the production and consumption of local foods as part of their Sustainability Dubuque initiative. In addition to common direct-to-consumer approaches, such as community supported agriculture programs and community gardens, Dubuque city leaders wanted to expand to a higher impact approach by expanding the market for local food producers to sell their products to large institutions. Students worked with Iowa State University Extension to develop an action plan for local institutions to use to create a local food program, marketing materials to raise awareness for local foods in the community, and a local food resource map.