No, it isn’t a new refrigerator. Similar to a “watershed,” a “foodshed” is where and how your food is produced—and what brings it to your table. The concept originated in the 1920s, but thanks to the local movement and increased food consciousness, there has been a foodshed-awareness renewal. Are all foodsheds local? Whether your food travels the short distance from your nearby farm to the neighborhood co-op (local foodshed) or stretches from a farm in Mexico to a factory in China to a grocery store in New York (global foodshed), depends on your choices, as well as your region’s resource availability.
What is a foodshed?
By Laura Eitreim August 20, 2010