Florida Organic Growers (FOG) is pleased to distribute the publication Community Vision for Food System Development in Gainesville-Alachua County: A Local Food Action Plan, available for download as a PDF on the FOG website.

FOG began this project in March 2009 with support from a USDA Community Food Planning Grant and the Lydia B. Stokes Foundation, bringing together stakeholders to discuss food systems planning with a specific focus on community food security for low-income residents. We would like to thank each of you for participating in this process; your ideas and concerns were taken into consideration as this planning project progressed through various stages of stakeholder collaboration.

The result was four key recommendations that provide the foundation for the attached publication. We welcome feedback on the planning process and the publication when it is formally presented to the public at the Alachua County Food Security Summit 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 4000 NW 53rd Avenue, Gainesville. We hope you will attend, and continue your contribution to increasing food security in your community.