> Deep South Local and Regional Food Systems Resources Handbook

This handbook is a product of the Wallace Center’s Increasing Farmer Success in Local Food Markets in the Deep South: Mississippi & Alabama project, funded by the Walmart Foundation. It is intended to serve as a resource guide for farmers, aggregators, and distributors of sustainable food to build or strengthen a values-based food supply chain for their products in the Deep South. To that end, it is a compilation of resources and tools related to farmer training; farm operations; financial management and business planning; market access; and business planning with a focus on Mississippi and Alabama. Anyone involved in local food production or sourcing is encouraged to utilize this handbook, and to share it with others that may also find it useful. Through this and other technical assistance efforts, the Wallace Center seeks to build capacity for sustainable food systems and healthy communities to thrive in the Deep South.

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