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Coined in 1929 by Walter Hedden in his book How Great Cities are Fed, foodshed refers to the physical area defined by a construct of food resource–where it is produced, how it is transported, where it is consumed. Your backyard tomato patch is a personal foodshed. So is the farm in Mexico that produced the bananas you bought at the grocery store.

It’s important to know the foodshed of what you eat so you can make informed decisions regarding where your money goes.

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