In 2010, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) published the Greater Philadelphia Food System Study, which explores Greater Philadelphia's agricultural industry, food distribution network, regional food economy, and social capital. While Greater Philadelphia is a part of a global food system, the study focused on the assets, challenges, and opportunities within its 100-Mile Foodshed, a geographic area from which a population's food may theoretically be sourced. As shown in Figure 1.2, the 100-Mile Foodshed comprises 70 counties in five states (New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware, and Maryland) and includes DVRPC's nine-county planning area.
Eating Here continues and extends that work, identifying opportunities to develop the regional economy and strengthen our agricultural sector, decrease waste and want, improve public health, protect the region's soil and water, and encourage diversity, innovation, and collaboration. It contains the Committee's specifi c priority recommendations, based on values.