2023 Food Justice Summit

The Adirondack Food System Network is pleased to announce the upcoming 2023 Food Justice Summit



With support from the Adirondack Foundation, the Adirondack Food System Network Story Map has been updated and transferred to a new platform to navigate through relevant data and information on various aspects of the regional food system. The new Story Map contains added data on chronic disease and social determinants of health and also has a new features to compare maps side by side to explore trends, relationships, and potential correlation between different food system data sets.

Adirondack Food System Network

The Adirondack Food System Network is a collaboration of multiple organizations working together as equal partners to better understand system-wide issues, identify gaps and develop realistic solutions to help strengthen and promote a more resilient food system.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, market supply chain and trade disruptions have limited food accessibility, especially for vulnerable residents lacking access to transportation and the means to purchase fresh food. At the same time, farmers have been faced with significant disruptions in market access, especially due to the closure of restaurants, retail, and other food establishments, and the threat of the loss of market access for area farmers.

A group of Adirondack food system stakeholders across the region have come together to start the Adirondack Food System Network with seed funding from Adirondack Foundation. The Network aims to help food systems stakeholders mount a coordinated effort to build back better food systems as the region recovers from the pandemic, centered on the values of collaboration, equity, environment, and lasting success.

The vision of the Network is an Adirondack regional food system that is resilient, just, environmentally responsible and supports improved human health. The mission is to advance innovative solutions through lasting collaboration that strengthen and improve our regional food system for individuals, the environment, and the economy. Collaboration will initially focus on connecting efforts in five areas: production, consumption, distribution, processing, and food waste management. The Network covers nine New York counties: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, St. Lawrence, Saratoga, Warren, and Washington.

ADK Food System Network


Increase communication, coordination, and collaboration among food system related organizations, agencies, and institutions.

Gain a mutual understanding of the barriers and gaps in the Adirondack Food System region and develop common goals for addressing them.

Work in alignment on broadly shared goals and measurable priorities.

Build community capacity through collaboration, education, and leveraging unique resources.


To ensure our regional food system is resilient, just, environmentally responsible, and supports improved human health.

Mission Statement

To advance innovative solutions through lasting collaborations that strengthen and improve our regional food system for individuals, the environment and the economy.

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