The Food Commons Re-Envisions How SW Atlanta and Beyond Gets Their Food

The Food Commons represents a vision of a common food system

Members of the Atlanta Food and Farm consulting group
Members of the Atlanta Food and Farm consulting group

In today’s world, everyone is aware of the food crisis here in American cities. Unlike some third-world countries where food is scarce, here in American cities the problem is that good, healthy, whole foods are becoming harder to find while processed junk foods are abundantly everywhere.

According to a statement, “The Food Commons has developed an alternative path by re-envisioning a re-creation of the local and regional food systems that preceded the current global industrial food systems.” The organization is accomplishing this by utilizing community-based organizational and economic models, the science and practice of sustainable agriculture and the changes in culture and demand.

The  Food  Commons (FCAT)  model  functions  through  the  activities  of  three  key  components­  the  Food Commons Hub, the Food Commons Financing Arm, and the Food Commons Trust. FCAT will acquire the  physical  assets  to  produce,  process,  and  market  local  food  products,  and lease  this  land  or facilities to participating small farms and businesses at affordable rates. 

The aim of FCAT is to create opportunities for small food enterprises that otherwise may not have access to such assets.

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