Community Food Guide

Vision

Cooperation Humboldt’s Community Food Guide (CFG) is an annual publication that actively promotes access, equity, education, and empowerment in relation to our local food system. 

Our priorities include the following:

  • Presenting useful and empowering information about growing and consuming locally produced food in a format that is fun and easy to understand.
  • Proactively soliciting input from underserved/under-resourced populations and working to make the CFG more useful to them. (This is with knowledge that access to nutritious and culturally appropriate food sets a necessary foundation for all aspects of personal and communal wellness.)
  • Centering the wisdom and experience of Indigenous, Black, and People of Color throughout the CFG, and using the CFG to uplift BIPOC/Women/Queer-owned food businesses.
  • Leveraging the CFG to strengthen and grow our local food system and to promote food sovereignty, localization, and non-corporatization of our food supply.

History

The Local Food Guide was launched in 2017 and published annually by Locally Delicious for four years. In 2020, Cooperation Humboldt agreed to take on production of the Guide and is now working on the current version which is expected to be published in March 2021.

How to Get Involved

Our team is currently working to re-vision the guide (now called the Community Food Guide) to strengthen its focus on access, equity, empowerment, and education. We're reaching out to stakeholders in the community and having conversations with underserved and under-resourced populations to learn how we can make the Guide more useful and engaging to them. We're also working to collect information from previous directory listees and sponsors.

If you have general feedback about the Guide, know of a new food business that should be included, or are interested in volunteering on this project, please email Tamara.