As a keen (and slightly obsessive) observer of the New Zealand Food System, I have been asking myself if we’ve reached a tipping point over the last couple of weeks?
The number of media enquiries and work streams that are approaching us as an organisation would suggest there’s an amplification about food access and food security.
I suspect that will come as no surprise to most of you.
There’s something beautifully serendipitous that this is also NZ Farmers Market Week.
These are the most visible examples in many communities of thriving local food systems, the ones many of us interact with each week. They’re also a beacon of hope, a way forward that would see us all have access to nourishing, abundant kai that connects us to our environment and each other.
How do we incentivise these local food systems to ensure they keep us well fed in disruptive times. What else might we find when we’re gathered together in these places?
Let’s stay in that place of hopefulness.
Angela Clifford, CE Eat New Zealand.
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Read the Stuff article about NZ Farmers' Markets