The simple diagram below illustrates the basic food system activities from farm to table to compost. The producers, entrepreneurs, institutions, people, initiatives, and agencies that support these processes make up the NH food system network. Search our directory for a list of organizations that support our food system.

The NH Food Alliance embraces a food systems perspective. All parts of the food system are connected; a change in one part may lead to changes in other parts. By collaborating with and learning from each other, we can help to catalyze positive changes throughout the system.


What is a Food System?
The food system is a complex and dynamic interrelation of economic, environmental, cultural, and political factors that influence how food is produced, processed, transported, and consumed.