What We Do
What We Do
At Desert Spoon, we believe in the worth of our region's farmers! As a food hub, it is our mission to develop solutions that promote fairness and sustainability within the food system.
Moving produce is only one of many ways that we strive towards this goal. The local food movement is so much more than just the nourishment we consume. It's a means to achieve greater food security for our area and communities. Everyone should have access to fresh, healthy food at reasonable prices and farmers should be paid a livable wage for their meaningful work.
Through our strong partnerships with local growers, buyers, and regional organizations we aim to provide an equitable food system for our community.
What is food security?
“Food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life.”
Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
(World Food Summit, 1996)
Understanding the complexities of food systems and their interconnectedness to pressing issues such as hunger, poverty, and food security requires a comprehensive and systematic approach. The value of Desert Spoon is its advocacy for food system change across the pillars of food security: availability, access, and utilization. Each program and activity of the food hub is aligned to address the needs within each pillar to achieve greater food security for our community and region.