What's the role of local food in building strong towns?

You can't have a strong economy if your town is entirely dependent on other regions for your citizens' most basic needs.

A healthy local food system is an excellent indicator that your town is a Strong Town—and that your economy is on the right track to becoming antifragile and self sufficient to meet its other needs, too. That's why the Strong Towns Strength Test asks, "If you wanted to eat only locally-produced food for a month, could you?". If your city can't answer "yes" to that question, you should read on.

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(Top image source: Ambrosia Farm Produce Stand)