“The Local Food Guide shines a spotlight on our vibrant local food scene,” says Locally Delicious founding member Ann Anderson. However, fellow member (and Journal contributor) Pat Bitton says, “we're all seniors now and it's simply too much work for our core team…, not to mention the distribution challenges we've encountered this year because of COVID-19.”
years, Locally Delicious is ready to pass on the project to an organization
with more energy and resources. In 2021, publication of the Local Food Guide will be taken on by
another nonprofit organization, Cooperation Humboldt. With a focus on building
a “solidarity economy,” Cooperation Humboldt is already invested in food and
sustainability programs like community gardens and fruit trees, Free Little
Pantries, and Food Not Lawns. Read more about Cooperation Humboldt’s roots and
"We’re taking on this project because a strong, sustainable local food system is a critical piece of our organization’s vision to transform our bioregion into a thriving and regenerative society,” says Cooperation Humboldt’s Tamara McFarland. As the food and garden programs coordinator, McFarland hopes to enhance the education component for homesteaders and backyard gardeners who have grown in number during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"We’ll be keeping many aspects of the existing guide, including the directories, while adding information to help readers understand how critical it is to work toward true food sovereignty at this moment of climate chaos and societal uncertainty,” says McFarland.
During the transition, members of Locally Delicious will support Cooperation Humboldt as they take on the significant work involved in publishing the annual guide.
“We hope there will be many more successful Local Food Guides in the future,” says Anderson.