The impacts of COVID-19 continue to ripple through our lives. The Fox Valley Sustainability Network is exploring these impacts through their forums – the next to focus on our food system.
With supply brought to the forefront of our minds, supporting local businesses and the accessibility of fresh, healthy food are becoming topics of conversation.
The U.S Food & Drug Administration has been one of the institutions working to address food safety through COVID-19. Now the FVSN is turning to local resources to take on future challenges when it comes to food security.
On Thursday, Aug. 6, the FVSN will host a webinar on building a local, resilient and equitable food system.
Kane County staff will give an update on regional initiatives to support local food supply and noticeable trends occurring since the onset of COVID19.
This includes the Growing for Kane program that provides guidance for increasing the supply of locally-grown healthy foods, benefiting farmers and supporting networks that supply healthy food options.
This will provide an opportunity for you to hear from the people organizing Community Supported Agriculture, creating additional means of local production through aquaponics, and selling goods at farmers markets.
To find a farmers market near you, visit ILFMA.org and click on “Illinois Markets” for your local market’s contact information and hours of operation.
The Food Security Forum will be held via zoom from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, Aug. 6.
There is no cost to attend the forum, but please register in advance to receive the webinar link.
SOURCE: Kane County Division of Water & Environmental Resources news release