Wednesday, November 18, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM
Changing Consumer Food Sourcing in the COVID-19 Pandemic
Register at: https://extension.psu.edu/land-use-webinar
Consumers are dramatically changing their food purchasing habits in the response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. In part this is due to growing public awareness that food supply chains, which normally operate largely unnoticed and with great efficiency, are in face fragile and vulnerable. With supply change interruptions and mandates in several states for social distancing and fewer grocery shopping trips, consumers are compelled to think about food storability as well as different food sourcing options.
This webinar will examine how consumer interest has changed since the advent of the pandemic and whether consumer interest in local foods (i.e. farm stands, farmers markets, CSA’s) will persist and how innovations in short supply chains during the peak of the pandemic will ultimately affect long-term profitability of local food systems.