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Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development (JAFSCD)


Volume 5, Issue 1 / Fall 2014

ISSN 2152-0801 (online)


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Keep your eye out for these upcoming papers:

  • Examining Farmers Markets' Usage of Social Media: An Investigation of a Farmers Market Facebook Page, by Yue Cui (Michigan State University)
  • Mapping the Cost of a Balanced Diet, as a Function of Travel Time and Food Price, by Nathan Hilbert, Jennifer Evans-Cowley, Jason Reece, Christy Rogers, Wendy Ake, and Casey Hoy (all at  Ohio State University)
  • Gardeners, Locavores, Hipsters, and Residents: An Alternative Local Food Market's Potential for "Community" Building, by Yuki Kato (Tulane University)
  • Bridging the Gap Between Farmers and Foodservice Directors: The Social Challenges in Farm-to-School Purchasing, by Brandi Janssen (University of Iowa)
  • Illinois Farmers Markets Using EBT: Impacts on SNAP Redemption and Market Sales, by Afroza Hasin, Sylvia Smith (both at Southern Illinois University), and Pat Stieren (Illinois Farmers Market Association)


1 Guest Editorial: Evaluation and the Local Foods Data Void
Corry Bregendahl and Craig Chase


1 Looking at Sierra Leone’s Ebola Epidemic Through an Agrarian Lens
Rami Zurayk

Open Call Papers

1 A Framework for Site Assessment Guides for Urban Impacted Soils: A Vancouver Case Study
Melissa Iverson, Maja Krzic, and Arthur Bomke
2 The Farm Fresh Healthcare Project: Analysis of a Hybrid Values-based Supply Chain
Kendra Klein and Ariane Michas
3 Exurban Farmers' Perceptions of Land Use Policy Effectiveness: Implications for the Next Generation of Policy Development
Jill K. Clark, Shoshanah M. Inwood, and Douglas Jackson-Smith

Open Access Content (subscription not required)

1 Increasing Prosperity for Small Farms Through Sustainable Livestock Production, Processing, and Marketing
Darin A. Saul, Soren M. Newman, Tracie Lee, Steven Peterson, Stephen Devadoss, Dev S. Shrestha, and Nick Sanyal

Book Reviews

1 Native to Place: Grass, Soil, Hope by Courtney White
Philip A. Loring

Banner photos include a Cape Cod cranberry bog; a cranberry “screen house” used to grade fresh cranberries; farmland near Lake Placid, NY, in the Adirondack Mountains; Montmorency cherry trees on the Mission Peninsula of northern Michigan; the historic Round Barn in the South Mountain Apple Belt of Adams County, Pennsylvania; the “Sea of Grapes” district of the Lake Erie Concord Grape Belt, near Erie, Penn; a field of cabbages near Shortsville, NY, home to one of the world’s largest sauerkraut factories. All photos copyright by Duncan Hilchey.


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