Local Food

Dakota Rural Action is one of South Dakota’s leading organizations work on local food initiatives in the state.  Projects include:

The South Dakota Local Foods Directory – This bi-annual publication offers a list of local food producers in the state.  It is free for producers to be listed, and a free copy can be obtained by contacting the DRA office.

The Home-Processed Foods Law – DRA helped to write and initiate the SD Home-Processed Foods Law which made it legal for people making certain processed goods in their home kitchens to sell them at farmers markets, roadside stands, and similar venues.  For more information click HERE.

South Dakota Farm to School – Dakota Rural Action serves as the South Dakota Core Partner organization with the National Farm to School Network helping to lead the Farm to School movement in the state.  For more information click HERE.

Farm to Institution – DRA has been a leader in helping to make more Farm to Institution efforts possible, including the Dakota Fresh Food Hub.

SD Local Foods Conference – DRA is one of the partner organizations that plans the annual SD Local Foods Conference.  For more information click HERE.