Do you know of a local food resource? Add it to this local food map.
What is Tucson’s urban food supply like?
In many cases, we know more collectively than each of us know individually.
With that in mind, please share your knowledge with the rest of us, so we can get an idea of what Tucson’s urban food supply currentlyis, and what it could become.
Based on your own life and what you know of your friends and neighbors — How much of our food do you think we currently grow in Metro Tucson?
[radio FoodProduction id:radiobutton class:radiobutton “< 1%” “1%” “2%” “3%” “4%” “> 4%”]
[textarea CommentProduction x2 class:nospace]
Right now, how much food do you have in your house?
[radio FoodStorage id:radiobutton “I’m in line with Old Mother Hubbard.” “I plan to go shopping this week.” “I am OK for a couple of weeks.” “I do a lot of preserving and have a lot in storage.”]
[textarea CommentStorage x2 class:nospace]
How much of your own food do YOU grow in metro-Tucson?
[radio FoodGrow id:radiobutton “None” “Very Little (hobbyist)” “Significant supplement to my food” “A lot”]
[textarea CommentGrow x2 class:nospace]
Do you grow any food that others eat?
[radio FoodSale id:radiobutton “No” “Little bit for a few people” “Substantial amount” “Major activity and a lot of food”]
[textarea CommentSale x2 class:nospace]
What kinds of food do you grow?
[checkbox FoodTypes id:checkbox “None” “Vegetables” “Eggs” “Tree fruits and nuts” “Small animals” “Grains”]
[textarea CommentTypes x2 class:nospace]
Do you feel you know how to grow food efficiently in Tucson?
[radio Knowledge id:radiobutton “Not a clue” “Know some” “Always learning, but I know quite a lot”]
[textarea CommentKnowledge x2 class:nospace]
A Food Hub Network is an institution (business, co-op, non-profit) that provides support services to food producers, processers, and retail and wholesale sellers. These may include storage, basic processing, packaging, transportation (pickup and delivery), marketing, training (licensing and health codes), financing, and other services that help the farmer/rancher/gardener focus on producing food and help them share costs.
A Kitchen Incubator Network is a business incubator that helps to “incubate” new food-related businesses. It can also provide Commercial Kitchen services so that food can be legally processed for sale or donation. The KI can help startup businesses develop business plans, test products, access loans, learn health codes, acquire business permits, etc.
With that in mind:
Have you ever considered making part of your living by growing food?
[radio FutureFarmer id:radiobutton “Yes” “No” “Already do so”]
[textarea CommentFarmer x2 class:nospace]
What is stopping you?
[checkbox Barriers id:checkbox “Don’t think I can make enough money.” “Don’t know how to grow well enough.” “Work is too hard.” “Can’t get enough help.” “Can’t raise the capital.” “The whole licensing thing worries me.” “Don’t know how to run a business.” “The time spent on everything else (like marketing) is too much.” “There’s a lot more to successfully growing food than just growing.” “Other”]
[textarea CommentBarriers x2 class:nospace]
How far would you be willing to travel to get to help in these areas?
[radio Distance id:radiobutton “25 miles”]
[textarea CommentDistance x2 class:nospace]
Contact name [text* Contactname]
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