A food system is an interconnected network that includes everything from “field to fork” — essentially how food is grown, distributed and sold, consumed, and recovered from unnecessarily entering the landfill.
A sustainable food system is a local one. The research and reports below offer information about Austin’s food system and what the City is doing to make it more equitable and healthy.
COMING SOON: The Sustainability Office surveyed over 900 retail establishments to better understand food access in Austin. This Food Environment Analysis will provide a deeper understanding of healthy food access in our community, as well as an analytical basis for prioritizing food access initiatives.
State of the Food System Report (April 2015) provides key metrics and data about Austin’s dynamic food system, as well as descriptive overviews of City of Austin programs and initiatives related to food. Find out more about the data sources used for the report.