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Selected References

Halweil, Brian, Home Grown: The Case for Local Food in a Global Market. Washington, DC (2002). Worldwatch Institute cited Crossroads’ work in its excellent paper (page 163).

Ackerman, Frank, and Lisa Heinzerling. Priceless: On Knowing the Price of Everything and the Value of Nothing. The New Press (2005). 278 pages, $25.95. A searing critique of cost/benefit analysis, as well as approaches that rely too heavily on data to the exclusion of human concerns.

Shuman, Michael H., Going Local: Creating Self-Reliant Communities in a Global Age. New York: Routledge (2000). A solid overview of the potential for local economies.

Harvie, Christopher, The Rise of Regional Europe. London: Routledge (1994). An insightful analysis of the growth of local economies in Europe.

PDF Icon American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: Public health-related provisions. How federal stimulus money could be used to help build a local food system (published by the National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO)).

PDF Icon The Failures of Economic Development Incentives. Alan Peters and Peter Fisher. Journal of the American Planning Association (Winter 2004).


Local Food as Community Economic Development. Beta site developed by CRC for Community Food Security Coalition’s working group on community economic development.

Minneapolis Sustainability Initiative

Cooking Up a Story. A show about people, food, and sustainable living.

Local Dirt. Everyone's place to buy, sell, and find local food.

Grist. Environmental news and green living tips from Grist, the most recognizable voice in environmental journalism.

Worldwatch Institute. Analyzes interdisciplinary environmental data from around the world, providing information on how to build a sustainable society.