Infrastructure

 

From Michigan Good Food:

"Food system infrastructure covers everything needed in the supply chain of activity between the consumer and the producer, be that a farm, fishery or community garden. The supply chain involves such businesses and resources as seed, feed and compost suppliers; equipment repair and fabrication services; food processors; distributors; retail outlets; professional services such as logistics managers and waste handlers; surplus food rescue; and financial, workforce, civic, and land and energy resources. An inadequate food system infrastructure is like an inadequate transportation system of vehicles, roads and bridges - it is difficult to get where you want to go in food and farm markets without reliable food supply chain facilities and services." (from Michigan Good Food - Food System Infrastructure report)