Local Food, the Secret Ingredient for Vibrant Downtowns

Whether you are a foodie or a farmer, local food is something to embrace. In small towns, the local food movement is doing more than putting meals on plates—it is nourishing economies by keeping farms vital and downtowns alive. In this Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design hour-long webinar, we hear how farmers’ markets and food co-ops are addressing their local communities’ needs, while stimulating downtown development.
Speakers include:
  • Stephanie Bertaina, Program Manager, Vice President Creative Placemaking, Iowa Business Growth;
  • Kelly Verel, Vice President, Project for Public Spaces (PPS);
  • Jason Moore, President, Montana Food Co-op;
  • Fran Stoddard, Communications Consultant, Orton Family Foundation, moderator.