The Chesapeake Foodshed Network emerged from an acknowledgement that there was a LOT of work being done to improve the food system in many different ways across the Chesapeake region, but not a lot of coordination or communication among the organizations, agencies, companies, and individuals doing that work. Building on models found across the US and around the world, the Chesapeake Foodshed Network is an effort to build connections to coordinate everyone’s efforts where possible to maximize the outcomes.
Catalyzing connections and collaborations that build a sustainable, resilient, inclusive, and equitable regional food system in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
A sustainable, resilient, inclusive, and equitable regional food system that supports healthy communities, land, and waterways.
The following values comprise the framework to attain a regional food system that is sustainable, resilient, inclusive, and equitable:
- Healthy people
- Sustainable ecosystems (land & water)
- Thriving communities
- Justice & equity
- Prosperous economies
- Vibrant farms & fisheries