A food system is the path that food travels to get from "farm to fork" and includes every step in between, from growing food to eating food to recycling food. A food system that is efficient and benefits everyone equally not only helps the environment and the economy, but it also means that more San Diegans will have the opportunity to eat healthy food.
Creating a healthy food system helps us Build Better Health in San Diego by increasing access to healthy and affordable food, by supporting the local economy and food supply chain, and by protecting our natural resources through the support of small-scale farmers and sustainable farming practices.
San Diego Food System Alliance
The Good Food Finder lets you search for San Diego County grown CSAs, farm stands, and even locate online ordering platforms to buy direct from farms. This directory highlights BIPOC and women-led farms and gardens. Filter your search to find a farm that matches your food values and needs!
The San Diego Food System Alliance (SDFSA) uses collaboration among individuals and organizations to help grow a healthy, sustainable, and just food system in San Diego County where everyone has an equal opportunity to produce, distribute, prepare, serve, and eat nutritional and culturally appropriate food.
San Diego County Food Vision 2030 is a multi-year initiative to bring about a healthier, more sustainable, and more just food system in San Diego County by the year 2030. It is led by the San Diego Food System Alliance with the understanding that now is the time for communities to reimagine and reshape our food system.
The Live Well San Diego Food System Initiative is led by the County of San Diego with the goal of creating a strong, healthy and well-rounded local food system that builds healthy communities, supports the economy, and betters the environment.
The Live Well Community Market Program provides business support for small-to-medium sized local markets to reduce “food deserts” and improve neighborhood access to healthy and affordable foods. The program helps local market owners develop thriving business models that increase the availability and promotion of fresh produce and connects them to the community and local stakeholders to build a healthier food environment.
The mission of the San Diego County Farm Bureau is to help grow San Diego agriculture through education, public relations, and public policy advocacy. This is done to help promote the growth of the economy, improve sustainability practices, and encourage the community’s involvement in the building of agriculture.
Live Well @ Work partners with local San Diego businesses to
build a culture of health and foster a healthier, happier, and more
productive workforce. Live Well @ Work offers resources for
both employers and employees. Eat Well
Practices help employees request healthier food options,
the Meet Well Pledge
encourages worksites to commit to healthier practices, and
the Meet Well Event Planning
Tool helps worksites to plan healthy and environmentally
Composting is nature's way to recycle. It is the controlled, natural breaking down of organic materials. Try it in your own backyard today!