Community Food Assessments help us better understand our food system.
Learn more about local food in Boundary, Bonner, Kootenai, Shoshone, Benewah, Latah, Nez Perce, Clearwater, Lewis and Idaho counties of North Idaho.
We are continuing to collect Community Food Assessments from around the state. If you have an assessment or report from this region, contact Colette DePhelps (email@example.com) to get it listed.
Slaughter Facility Concept Design Study
Clearwater Economic Development Association & the Greater Palouse Meat Producers 2015
Commissioned by the Greater Palouse Meat Producers, this study examined options for USDA certified slaughter facilities that would meet the needs of producers in north central Idaho.
Life Cycle Assessment of Locally Produced Beef
Cradle-to-Gate Life Cycle Assessment of Locally Produced Beef in the Palouse Region of the Northwestern U.S. 2013-2014
This University of Idaho research study compared emissions from small livestock operations raising cattle to the point of slaughter with a system using large confined animal feeding operations.
Increasing Prosperity for Small Farms Through Sustainable Livestock Production, Processing and Marketing
This University of Idaho project examined whether increased production and processing of livestock for local and regional markets was a feasible economic development strategy in rural areas of northern Idaho.
Local Food Capacity Assessment
A Land-Based and Spatial Assessment of Local Food Capacity in Northern Idaho
This University of Idaho study focuses on opportunities to increase self-sufficiency in the Northern Panhandle Region of Idaho.
Boundary County Food System Assessment
Using a SWOT Analysis to Analyze and Set Priorities for a Community Food System
A focus group session with local food and community leaders used a SWOT analysis to conduct a food system needs assessment for Boundary County.