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Cover of the fall 2018 issue of JAFSCD (vol. 8, issue 3)

On the cover of our fall 2018 issue, a child enjoys a morning snack of local cantaloupe at a childcare center in Cary, North Carolina. This center, along with many other providers from around the country, are enrolling in farm to early care and education programs to help connect low-income families with sources of fresh, local foods. See the article in this issue, Farm to Childcare: An Analysis of Social and Economic Values in Local Food Systems, by Jacob C. Rutz, J. Dara Bloom, Michelle Schroeder-Moreno, and Chris GunterPhoto credit: Jacob Rutz; used with permission.