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Pasco County Food Policy Advisory Council

Mission: The Food Policy Advisory Council facilitates the development of responsible policies improving access to culturally appropriate, nutritionally sound and affordable food produced in Pasco County.

Vision: An equitable, resilient, local food system in Pasco County

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Have you ever eaten a freshly picked strawberry in the height of its season? Farmer Nigel Walker, Dr. Nadine Burke, and others share why eating seasonally is good for your body and the planet—and it tastes better, too! (Read the blog post.)

Crops in Season
(Provided by Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer Services)


FPAC Regular - Meeting Schedule
Pasco County

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WS 11/04/2015 Approved Minutes
 Q4 12/09/2015 Approved Minutes



Flyer & Sup. Material
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 WS - Backyard Chicken Notes







 Pasco County's Food System:

A food system is defined as a system that includes all processes and infrastructure involved in feeding a population: growing, harvesting, processing, packaging, transporting, marketing, consumption, and disposal of food and food-related items.

Nourish has put out a extensive diagram on how the Food System effects the Biological, Economic, Political, Social and Health Systems it touches. Click the link below to review the nourish diagram.

Nourish Food System Map (Diagram)
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"Home grown: Moving next to the farm"
CBS News - November 22,2015

Farmers Market:  Love at First Bite

Farmers' Markets: Love at First Bite - a 26-minute family documentary - provides a glimpse into what makes farmers' markets such a treat -- they're fun, they're healthy and best of all they're full of fresh, local produce from the people who grow the food. The film highlights one of the most successful markets in the country -- the Davis (CA) Farmers' Market.