Feast on this: food action maps make eating local easier

Colorado News
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Paonia, CO – The Colorado Farm & Food Alliance releases two new “Local Food Action Maps.”

The maps provide locations for enjoying local food, drink, and action options in western Colorado. The tool was developed using Google Maps, and shows four types of local food operations, businesses and organizations.

“The Local Food Action Maps help consumers support local food, drink, and action,” said Pete Kolbenschlag, the organization’s director. “And they depict businesses, farms, and organizations that the Colorado Farm & Food Alliance seeks to highlight and connect. We work to grow local food networks to strengthen economic security, to promote social equity and better food access, and to share sustainability-minded practices. We also provide a platform for taking action on climate change and for the conservation of our healthy lands and clean water.” 

The alliance says the goal of the maps is to help consumers connect with more local food and drink options, and with opportunities to support local organizations working for increased food security. Colorado Farm & Food Alliance hopes to feature some of the region’s local food businesses and organizations in its blogs and other content, and to identify other areas for collaboration.

Maps for Mesa, Garfield, Eagle and Pitkin counties are available here.

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