The Chesapeake Foodshed Network (CFN) is a regional food system initiative, rooted in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

A food system encompasses all actors & actions required to get food from farm to plate & back into the soil. The functioning of the food system is complex with far-reaching impacts on communities, land, & waterways.


A sustainable, resilient, inclusive and equitable food system that supports healthy communities, land and waterways in the Chesapeake Bay watershed


  • Healthy people
  • Vibrant farms and fisheries
  • Justice and equity
  • Sustainable ecosystems (land and water)
  • Thriving communities
  • Prosperous economies

Everyone who supports the CFN’s vision & values is encouraged to participate!
The CFN is open to organizations, businesses, government agencies, institutions, funders, & food system stakeholders.

Become a Network Participant!

Network Participants support the CFN Food System Vision & serve as CFN ambassadors to further weave the Network.