Committed to building sustainable, equitable,
community-driven food systems to strengthen
the local food economy and promote healthy
lifestyles in the Mississippi Delta.

Delta Fresh Farm to School on the National Radar!

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In many Delta backyards and churchyards, new and renewed farmers are teaching neighbors about the healthy and economic benefits of growing food for themselves. The people, places and projects of the Delta Fresh Foods Initiative are playing a key role in this grassroots movement to bring fresh healthy food to the Mississippi Delta.

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Robust local food systems offer tremendous economic, health and social potential to revive communities across the Mississippi Delta. Ken Meter, nationally known researcher, brings together compelling data and recommendations in this food economy study recently completed for Delta Fresh Foods. The full report is available on our Resources Page.

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Mississippi Delta gardeners find themselves riding the crest of a progressive nationwide wave towards fresh, locally grown food. But is it really a new thing, or are we going back to the future?

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Some of the richest soil in the country blossoms with fresh produce as gardens spring up throughout the Mississippi Delta in backyards, vacant lots, schoolyards, church lawns and on small farms. The Good Food Revolution will bring a bumper crop of economic opportunities and better health!

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Novices and old-timers are building a mentoring network and learning new skills and methods to make community growing projects rewarding for all. Join a workshop and learn more!

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Farming a Healthy Future

Sustainable farming brings big benefits to small-scale Delta farmers: diversified product for local and regional markets, extended growing seasons, pesticide-free healthy soil, and a community of support, training and resources from the Delta Fresh Foods Initiative (DFFI). Watch the video to learn more about the people of DFFI and the opportunities for growing new farmers and alternative farming methods here in the Mississippi Delta.

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