Building a Deep-Rooted Local Food System: A Food System Analysis for Douglas County, Jefferson County & Leavenworth County in Kansas



Food Systems

The Douglas County Food Policy Council commissioned this food system analysis for the county and its surrounding region to identify the benefits, challenges, and opportunities for a successful and sustainable local food system. The report explores food production historic trends and natural resources, quantifies and compares current food production to food consumption in the region, examines food processing and distribution facilities, explores food security issues, and looks at the economic impacts of the local food system.

Douglas, KS

2010 Population: 110,826

2010 Population Density: 243.11/square mile

Jefferson, KS

2010 Population: 19,126

2010 Population Density: 35.91/square mile

Leavenworth, KS

2010 Population: 76,227

2010 Population Density: 164.70/square mile