Community and Regional Food Systems Project

The Community and Regional Food Systems Project (CRFSP) is based at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is a partnership of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Wisconsin Extension, Growing Power, and the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute. We work with community-based organizations in the cities of Milwaukee, Chicago, Detroit, Boston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Cedar Rapids, and Madison.

We promote the development of equitable, sustainable, and inclusive community and regional food systems that provide healthy food for all community members.  Our project, “Evaluating Innovation and Promoting Success in Community and Regional Food Systems,” is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA Award 2011-68004-30044.

Project leaders: Lindsey Day-Farnsworth, Samuel Pratsch
Website designer: Amanda Werhane

About the Community Food Systems Framework:


  •  Photo: Community and Regional Food Systems Project, Growing Power Chicago.



    The way we approach food systems activities shapes the health, environmental, social, and economic outcomes of our food systems.

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    This toolkit builds on the Whole Measures for Community Food System value fields developed by the Community Food Security Coalition and the Center for Whole Communities.  Click the image to learn more.

Credits: the framework includes Whole Measures for Community Food Systems, developed by the Center for Whole Communities and the Community Food Security Coalition and adapted by the UW-Extension’s Community Food Systems Team.


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