DEFINING A FOODSHED

September 3, 2012

By Rob Williams, Change Magazine

Anybody see any food growing around here?

The term foodshed may be unfamiliar to most. Researching this term proved that it is difficult to characterize in the Houston metropolitan. Andrew Smiley, deputy director of Sustainable Food Center Austin reasonably states that, “Like the more familiar term ‘watershed’ describing the geographic flow of water to a certain place, a foodshed refers to the area from which a specific community or population center derives its food.” (Read More)