Right now, the answer is probably no. But as this cultural shift towards local food takes hold, creative minds are coming up with creative solutions to take our cities back to the future, in a sense.
The objective is simple. All designers, architects, farmers, chefs, vendors, and farmers’ market shoppers are being asked to think about how to improve upon the farmers’ market experience. How can we change our food delivery systems to allow for the time and distance between farm and fork to be minimized? What kind of new venues or products distribution methods, or marketing mechanisms need to be invented to make local food a feasible and affordable reality for all modern urban denizens?
The deadline to submit ideas is September 1st. Entries will be evaluated by a jury of architects, urban planners, journalists, city leaders, chefs, and farmers and the winners will be announced on September 3rd at the Farmers’ Market : 30 Years and Growing event in Los Angeles.