The Locavore’s Dilemma

bainbridge market signWho wouldn’t want to eat good food grown locally using sustainable methods? The biggest problem for most people is finding it. Here’s how one community is solving that problem. 

Carolyn Goodwin is Co-Founder of Sound Food in Bainbridge Island, WA.  She is a consumer-focused marketing professional and sustainable food evangelist with strategic and tactical skills.

Food For Thought & Conversation

  • Share your thoughts about Carolyn’s efforts to connect people living in the Bainbridge community with farmers, restaurants and stores focusing on local foods.
  • What is the state of the local food economy in your community?
  • US Department of Agriculture will spend $52 Million to support  local and regional food systems including promotion of farmers markets and more.  Grants are available, check out .http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/fmpp

Actions

  • Carolyn started and maintains Sound Food with volunteers. She lucked out with one of the original volunteers being versed in web technology. Does your community need a resource to connect community members with sources for local foods?  How might you begin to start a Sound Food project in your community?

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