Food for Local Tables: Willamette Valley Farmers Re-embedding Agriculture into Local Community, Environment, and Economy

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dc.contributor.author Foltz, Lindsey Marie, 1981-
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-22T18:48:35Z
dc.date.available 2012-03-06T18:41:15Z
dc.date.issued 2011-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1794/11501
dc.description xiii, 161 p. : ill. en_US
dc.description.abstract This study investigates the motivations, influences, techniques, challenges, and perceived opportunities of 11 food producers who are participating in an evolving localized food system near Eugene, Oregon. These producers are resisting the distanced anonymity and negative externalities of mainstream global food production. Interviews reveal participation in a move towards production and distribution that are not only geographically traceable, economically satisfying and ecologically sustainable but that also emphasize reflexive communication between the producer and consumer. Through initial surveying and in-depth interviews, producers identified that producing food for the local market allows them to pursue a meaningful livelihood, respond appropriately to the local environment, and engage more deeply in community. In short their practices and attitudes closely follow the "Civic Agriculture" model. Particularly their focus on local production for the local market, as opposed to a more distanced quality oriented supply chain audit model. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Committee in charge: Stephen Wooten, Chairperson; Galen Martin, Member; Harper Keeler, Member en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Oregon en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries University of Oregon theses, Dept. of International Studies, M.A., 2011;
dc.subject Agriculture, General en_US
dc.subject Economics en_US
dc.subject Alternative agriculture en_US
dc.subject Civic agriculture en_US
dc.subject Eugene (Or.) en_US
dc.subject Oregon en_US
dc.subject International development en_US
dc.subject Local foods en_US
dc.title Food for Local Tables: Willamette Valley Farmers Re-embedding Agriculture into Local Community, Environment, and Economy en_US
dc.title.alternative Willamette Valley Farmers Re-embedding Agriculture into Local Community, Environment, and Economy en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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