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Chesapeake Foodshed Network | Building connections for a strong & inclusive regional food system

Join CFN's movement of grassroots givers

People give of their time and hard-earned money for all sorts of reasons. Lindsay Gilmour, owner of Organic Planet, LLC, personal chef and a CFN Steering Team member, donates to the CFN on a monthly recurring basis because she values what the Network has to offer. Will you join her? #WhyIGive2CFN, #AllAreNourished, #Wise&WonderfulHumans

Catalyzing connections and collaborations in support of a sustainable, resilient, inclusive, and equitable regional food system in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

DC | DE | MD | NY | PA | VA | WV

Momentum is growing… Come to the table!

The Chesapeake Bay is a national treasure facing a complex situation.

The region is diverse — geographically, culturally, politically, economically.
The watershed is 64,000 square miles & home to 18 million. Agriculture is a crucial industry & the biggest single contributor of pollution into the Bay & its tributaries. Inequality, food insecurity, wasted food, access to land, greenhouse gas emissions, & poor water quality are some significant regional challenges.

Addressing this complexity requires new strategies to learn, connect, & act to advance our regional food system.
The Chesapeake Foodshed Network (CFN) utilizes a network approach based on collective impact to facilitate such strategies.


Ready to dig in deeper to find out what the CFN is all about?

Click on the links below to catalyze connections & collaborations in support of a sustainable, resilient, inclusive, & equitable Chesapeake foodshed.


Cultivating inclusive pathways to learn together, share experiences, & identify opportunities for connection & action.


Using state-of-the-art tools & practices to enable meaningful connection & alignment across the large region.


Facilitating collaborative action by leveraging shared knowledge, trust, & alignment of food system priority areas.

Ready to become an official Network Participant and harvest the benefits?!  Sign up here to receive our free monthly digest, opportunities for travel stipends and prizes, professional development, and more!

Funders of the Chesapeake Foodshed Network

* Chesapeake Bay map created by Kmusser. Elevation data from SRTM, hydrologic data from the National Hydrography Dataset, urban areas from Vector Map, all other features from the National Atlas.

* Majority of photographs taken by CFN Communications Director, Sonia Keiner