March 2018

Community Grown, Community Owned: Building a Sustainable and Inclusive Local Food Economy


The third and final installment of a three-part series by PolicyLink and Mandela MarketPlace, this case study highlights the impact of Mandela MarketPlace’s efforts to build an equitable and community-owned food economy in the San Francisco Bay Area. The study identifies key economic, health, and social benefits that have grown from the Mandela model and explores the question of sustainability amidst a rapidly changing landscape. View the accompanying photo essay, with original photography from Mandela MartketPlace.