• The Foodshed Network is a community joined together to increase awareness and support of a socially and ecologically responsible food system.

  • Our purpose is: to direct urgently needed attention and resources in a resilient Connecticut foodshed so that everyone has access to affordable, nourishing, local food.

  • We operate as an educational and convening platform that advocates for a just, resilient, regionalized and nourishing food system.

  • Through a network of resources and experiential platforms we engage communities in Fairfield County and beyond, who are interested in learning about the impacts and solutions. We provide opportunities to explore the problems within the industrial system, and the solutions that foster a better way.

Our goal is to reach those who are at the beginning to advanced stages of their awareness, and help them understand:

  'the why’ +
       the what’ +
                    ‘the how’

behind food system transformation.

Why must we transform the
food system?


TFN highlights an alternative path guided by community-based initiatives that demonstrate what is possible if WE take bold steps to divest from the status quo.
The initiatives we amplify offer viable solutions that range from the grass-roots to policy.

They are foundational to a broader vision of a universal food system that equitably nourishes everyone, and functions as regional food cultures that are rooted in relationships, meaningful story, and a sense of place.

The Foodshed Network is committed to food justice: "recognizing that issues of food and land access are deeply intertwined with issues of race, class, and social justice. The dominant US food system was built on Indigenous genocide and land theft and the enslavement and exploitation of Black people; injustices continue today through food apartheid, inequitable land access, and environmental degradation. Our dominant, increasingly consolidated food system exploits people, animals, and land to generate profits for a smaller and smaller number of larger and larger corporations." Connecticut Food System Alliance ~ Lean more about CFSA HERE.