“Food sovereignty is the right of peoples to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and their right to define their own food and agriculture systems. It puts the aspirations and needs of those who produce, distribute and consume food at the heart of food systems and policies rather than the demands of markets and corporations.”
– Declaration of Nyéléni, the first global forum on food sovereignty, Mali, 2007
Welcome to the 2022 Community Food Guide! This publication is part of the Food Sovereignty program of Cooperation Humboldt, where we believe that access to nutritious, culturally appropriate food is a fundamental human right that should never be dependent on wealth or income.
We’ve worked to create a magazine that promotes access, equity, education, and empowerment in our local food system through the following priorities:
- Honoring the history, cultural knowledge, and experiences of local Indigenous people and centering their voices.
- Creating an appealing, accessible, and useful tool that specifically supports those most in need.
- Supporting local food businesses, especially those that have historically faced challenges accessing resources, including those owned and operated by BIPOC and LGBTQ+ people.
- Promoting justice, sovereignty and localization in our food system.
We hope you will enjoy the Guide, share it, and let us know how you’ve put it to use to grow local food sovereignty.
The work to create this publication was conducted on unceded Wiyot territory. We are fortunate to live, work, play, and grow in this place, surrounded by beauty and abundance, and grateful to the original inhabitants of this land for their stewardship, tenacity and generosity.
Editor; Food Team Coordinator