Career Snapshots: Local Food Systems

A career path in local food systems can take many different forms, including farming and agriculturepublic health, culinary, and education. Those who work in local food systems have a variety of interests, such as business, food, and health, along with a desire to create a strong, sustainable, and fair food system. Some common careers in this field include managing farmers markets, community gardens, or other food production businesses. Others include working in government developing policies related to food and health or as an economist. This career path also includes consultants for restaurants, businesses, and farms along with attorneys who practice food law.