The Food Commons: A Visionary Food System for the Common Good

The Food Commons is a networked system of physical, financial, and organizational infrastructures that allows new local and regional markets to operate efficiently. At the same time, it lets small to mid-sized food enterprises compete and thrive according to principles of sustainability, fairness, and public accountability. This exciting vision for the very near future is already happening at the Fresno Food Commons, the Atlanta Food Commons, and in New Zealand. This is much more than farmers binding together to find markets. This is a movement that encompasses many of the values we hold dear as organic farmers.


Jim Cochran, Swanton Berry Farm, Davenport, CA;
Larry Yee, Food Commons, Ojai, CA;