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Community Food Production and Marketing

USDA community food production and marketing activities assist projects that grow, process, and distribute food locally. As is often the case in food-insecure communities, few community residents have the skills, orientation, or tools needed to produce their own food. Many must travel significant distances—often without the aid of appropriate transportation—to purchase the freshest foods at the lowest prices.

USDA community food production and marketing efforts often play critical roles in improving community food security by linking low-income individuals and families with low-cost food resources. Such activities also can allow even the lowest income families to produce and use nutritious, affordable food.

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