Understanding the Food System:
How It Works and When It Doesn’t

Robyn Krock
Valley Vision
Valley Vision is a nonprofit consultancy that
tackles economic, environmental and social
issues. Our vision is a prosperou...
A coalition formed to link efforts
throughout the Capital region working to:
• increase access to healthy foods in
underse...
By linking efforts & working together we
hope to:
• Have a stronger voice to affect policy
and systems change
• Create str...
FARMS and RANCHES

Post-Harvest Facilities
Manufacturers/Processors
Shippers
Brokers
Wholesalers

Direct Markets
Retailers...
Production
Production

Consumption
Production

Processing

Waste

Distribution

Consumption
Processing

Production

Waste

Distribution

Consumption
FARMS and RANCHES

Post-Harvest Facilities
Manufacturers/Processors
Shippers
Brokers
Wholesalers

Direct Markets
Retailers...
$

$

$

$
Scenario: Two parent family with a baby. Have free childcare from
a relative for half of each day, so one parent works par...
Sample Monthly Budget
Monthly Net Income
Income (1st job)
Income (2nd job)
Other Income
Monthly Net Income Total

$1,473
$...
Sample Monthly Budget
Monthly Net Income
Income (1st job)
Income (2nd job)
Other Income
Monthly Net Income Total

$1,473
$...
Sample Monthly Budget
Monthly Net Income
Income (1st job)
Income (2nd job)
Other Income
Monthly Net Income Total

$1,473
$...
Sample Monthly Budget
Monthly Net Income
Income (1st job)
Income (2nd job)
Other Income
Monthly Net Income Total

$1,473
$...
Sample Monthly Budget
Monthly Net Income
Income (1st job)
Income (2nd job)
Other Income
Monthly Net Income Total

$1,473
$...
Sample Monthly Budget
Monthly Net Income
Income (1st job)
Income (2nd job)
Other Income
Monthly Net Income Total

$1,473
$...
Sample Monthly Budget
Monthly Net Income
Income (1st job)
Income (2nd job)
Other Income
Monthly Net Income Total

$1,473
$...
Sample Monthly Budget
Monthly Net Income
Income (1st job)
Income (2nd job)
Other Income
Monthly Net Income Total

$1,473
$...
Sample Monthly Budget
Monthly Net Income
Income (1st job)
Income (2nd job)
Other Income
Monthly Net Income Total

$1,473
$...
Sample Monthly Budget
Monthly Net Income
Income (1st job)
Income (2nd job)
Other Income
Monthly Net Income Total

$1,473
$...
Sample Monthly Budget
Monthly Net Income
Income (1st job)
Income (2nd job)
Other Income
Monthly Net Income Total

$1,473
$...
Production
Government
regs & $$ 

Processing
Government
regs & $$

Government
regs
Government
regs 
Waste

Distributio...
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
(SNAP, EBT, CalFresh, food stamps)

$1 = $1.79
Changing the Food System
Change From Within
Establishing new policies and
regulations that support a
healthy, sustainable food system
• Subsidizing...
Creating an Alternative Food System
• Teaching people to grow their own food in
community and home gardens
• Supporting de...
• There’s no magic pill.
• There are multiple strategies for addressing
these issues and all are necessary.
• Wherever you...
Robyn Krock
robyn.krock@valleyvision.org
916-325-1630
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Presentation by Robyn Krock of Valley Vision (Sacramento, CA) on the basics of the farm to market to consumer food systems and what needs to be fixed to allow better distribution of healthful food to everyone.

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  • When most people think about components of a food system, they mostly think about two areas: production…
  • … and consumption.
  • Understanding the Food System: How it Works and When it Doesn't

    1. 1. Understanding the Food System: How It Works and When It Doesn’t Robyn Krock Valley Vision
    2. 2. Valley Vision is a nonprofit consultancy that tackles economic, environmental and social issues. Our vision is a prosperous and sustainable region for all generations.
    3. 3. A coalition formed to link efforts throughout the Capital region working to: • increase access to healthy foods in underserved communities, • increase associated educational opportunities • support the viability of agriculture
    4. 4. By linking efforts & working together we hope to: • Have a stronger voice to affect policy and systems change • Create stronger programs through knowledge transfer and sharing best practices
    5. 5. FARMS and RANCHES Post-Harvest Facilities Manufacturers/Processors Shippers Brokers Wholesalers Direct Markets Retailers Food Services, Institutions Restaurants, Caterers CONSUMERS Product Flow Flow of Product Story LEGEND Food Banks, Community Programs
    6. 6. Production
    7. 7. Production Consumption
    8. 8. Production Processing Waste Distribution Consumption
    9. 9. Processing Production Waste Distribution Consumption
    10. 10. FARMS and RANCHES Post-Harvest Facilities Manufacturers/Processors Shippers Brokers Wholesalers Direct Markets Retailers Food Services, Institutions Restaurants, Caterers CONSUMERS Product Flow Flow of Product Story LEGEND Food Banks, Community Programs
    11. 11. $ $ $ $
    12. 12. Scenario: Two parent family with a baby. Have free childcare from a relative for half of each day, so one parent works part-time at minimum wage--$8/hour. Other parent works full-time at $10/hour.
    13. 13. Sample Monthly Budget Monthly Net Income Income (1st job) Income (2nd job) Other Income Monthly Net Income Total $1,473 $624 $0 $2,097 Monthly Expenses Savings Mortgage/Rent Car Payment Car/Home Insurance Health Insurance Cable/Phone Electric/Gas Gas (car) Other Monthly Expenses Total Monthly Spending After Set Exp. $0
    14. 14. Sample Monthly Budget Monthly Net Income Income (1st job) Income (2nd job) Other Income Monthly Net Income Total $1,473 $624 $0 $2,097 Monthly Expenses Savings Mortgage/Rent Car Payment Car/Home Insurance Health Insurance Cable/Phone Electric/Gas Gas (car) Other Monthly Expenses Total Monthly Spending After Set Exp. $0 $760  Median rent for 1-bdr apt in Sac
    15. 15. Sample Monthly Budget Monthly Net Income Income (1st job) Income (2nd job) Other Income Monthly Net Income Total $1,473 $624 $0 $2,097 Monthly Expenses Savings Mortgage/Rent Car Payment Car/Home Insurance Health Insurance Cable/Phone Electric/Gas Gas (car) Other Monthly Expenses Total Monthly Spending After Set Exp. $0 $760 $150 
    16. 16. Sample Monthly Budget Monthly Net Income Income (1st job) Income (2nd job) Other Income Monthly Net Income Total $1,473 $624 $0 $2,097 Monthly Expenses Savings Mortgage/Rent Car Payment Car/Home Insurance Health Insurance Cable/Phone Electric/Gas Gas (car) Other Monthly Expenses Total Monthly Spending After Set Exp. $0 $760 $150 $100 
    17. 17. Sample Monthly Budget Monthly Net Income Income (1st job) Income (2nd job) Other Income Monthly Net Income Total $1,473 $624 $0 $2,097 Monthly Expenses Savings Mortgage/Rent Car Payment Car/Home Insurance Health Insurance Cable/Phone Electric/Gas Gas (car) Other Monthly Expenses Total Monthly Spending After Set Exp. $0 $760 $150 $100 $100  Assuming they can get this rate under the ACA. If not, add at least $200 or no health insurance.
    18. 18. Sample Monthly Budget Monthly Net Income Income (1st job) Income (2nd job) Other Income Monthly Net Income Total $1,473 $624 $0 $2,097 Monthly Expenses Savings Mortgage/Rent Car Payment Car/Home Insurance Health Insurance Cable/Phone Electric/Gas Gas (car) Other Monthly Expenses Total Monthly Spending After Set Exp. $0 $760 $150 $100 $100 $150  Two cell phones, no land line.
    19. 19. Sample Monthly Budget Monthly Net Income Income (1st job) Income (2nd job) Other Income Monthly Net Income Total $1,473 $624 $0 $2,097 Monthly Expenses Savings Mortgage/Rent Car Payment Car/Home Insurance Health Insurance Cable/Phone Electric/Gas Gas (car) Other Monthly Expenses Total Monthly Spending After Set Exp. $0 $760 $150 $100 $100 $150 $110 
    20. 20. Sample Monthly Budget Monthly Net Income Income (1st job) Income (2nd job) Other Income Monthly Net Income Total $1,473 $624 $0 $2,097 Monthly Expenses Savings Mortgage/Rent Car Payment Car/Home Insurance Health Insurance Cable/Phone Electric/Gas Gas (car) Other Monthly Expenses Total Monthly Spending After Set Exp. $0 $760 $150 $100 $100 $150 $110 $120  Based on average miles driven per year. One car, two working adults = transportation costs are likely higher.
    21. 21. Sample Monthly Budget Monthly Net Income Income (1st job) Income (2nd job) Other Income Monthly Net Income Total $1,473 $624 $0 $2,097 Monthly Expenses Savings Mortgage/Rent Car Payment Car/Home Insurance Health Insurance Cable/Phone Electric/Gas Gas (car) Other Monthly Expenses Total Monthly Spending After Set Exp. $0 $760 $150 $100 $100 $150 $110 $120 $100  The myriad other little things that come up.
    22. 22. Sample Monthly Budget Monthly Net Income Income (1st job) Income (2nd job) Other Income Monthly Net Income Total $1,473 $624 $0 $2,097 Monthly Expenses Savings Mortgage/Rent Car Payment Car/Home Insurance Health Insurance Cable/Phone Electric/Gas Gas (car) Other Monthly Expenses Total Monthly Spending After Set Exp. $0 $760 $150 $100 $100 $150 $110 $120 $100 $1,590 
    23. 23. Sample Monthly Budget Monthly Net Income Income (1st job) Income (2nd job) Other Income Monthly Net Income Total $1,473 $624 $0 $2,097 Monthly Expenses Savings Mortgage/Rent Car Payment Car/Home Insurance Health Insurance Cable/Phone Electric/Gas Gas (car) Other Monthly Expenses Total $0 $760 $150 $100 $100 $150 $110 $120 $100 $1,590 Monthly Spending After Set Exp. $507  Food for 2 adults and a baby, diapers, clothes for a growing child, household items, outof-pocket medical expenses, car repairs, etc.
    24. 24. Production Government regs & $$  Processing Government regs & $$ Government regs Government regs  Waste Distribution Government  regs & $$ Consumption
    25. 25. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, EBT, CalFresh, food stamps) $1 = $1.79
    26. 26. Changing the Food System
    27. 27. Change From Within Establishing new policies and regulations that support a healthy, sustainable food system • Subsidizing “specialty crops” • Creating incentive programs to encourage grocery stores in food deserts • Putting limits on marketing of unhealthy food to kids Educating consumers about lowcost, healthy food options
    28. 28. Creating an Alternative Food System • Teaching people to grow their own food in community and home gardens • Supporting development of a locally-sourcing food aggregation and distribution facility • Increasing access to farmer’s markets and farmstands • Education, education, education
    29. 29. • There’s no magic pill. • There are multiple strategies for addressing these issues and all are necessary. • Wherever you can step in and help is needed.
    30. 30. Robyn Krock robyn.krock@valleyvision.org 916-325-1630

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