Could the City of San Francisco feed itself with local food from farms and ranches within 100 miles of the Golden Gate?
Agriculture within this “foodshed,” as it was defined for the purpose of this study, produces 20 million tons of food annually, compared with annual food consumption of 935,000 tons in San Francisco and 5.9 million tons in the Bay Area as a whole. In all, more than 80 different commodities are represented, only a few of which are not produced in enough abundance to satisfy the demands of the City and Bay Area: eggs, citrus fruit, wheat, corn, pork and potatoes. Many other commodities are available only seasonally, even though northern California has a long growing season.
Goals Set by the TransitionSF Food Group
Short-Term Goal 1: Next Meeting Monday – 3/1 – will be posted to googlegroup
Mid-Term Goal 1 : C.S.A. campaign
Mid-Term Goal 2 : Develop database of local food resources
Mid-Term Goal 3 : Farmers' Markets
Mid-Term Goal 4 : Coordinate existing food production efforts
Particiants: Karen, Rachel, Morgan, Dave, Carling, Kevin, Brendan