Local Food to Local People: Enlarging a Regional Food System Through Nutrition Education

Project Overview

Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 2000: $60,145.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2002
Region: North Central
State: Kansas
Project Coordinator:
Nancy O'Connor
Community Mercantile Education Foundation
Nancy O'Conner
Community Mercantile Education Foundation Inc

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: corn, potatoes, soybeans, wheat
  • Fruits: apples, melons, peaches, pears, berries (strawberries)
  • Vegetables: sweet potatoes, asparagus, beans, beets, broccoli, cabbages, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cucurbits, eggplant, garlic, greens (leafy), onions, parsnips, peas (culinary), peppers, rutabagas, sweet corn, tomatoes, turnips
  • Additional Plants: herbs
  • Animals: bees
  • Animal Products: dairy
  • Miscellaneous: mushrooms


  • Education and Training: demonstration, display, extension, networking, workshop
  • Farm Business Management: community-supported agriculture
  • Sustainable Communities: partnerships, public participation
    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.