Superior Compact

The Superior Compact is an initiative developed by producer David Abaz and an assembly of studies conducted by the UMD. The Superior Compact highlights how the bioregion of Duluth and other surrounding Lake Superior regions have the agricultural potential to supplement communities with 100% local food. The Superior Compact believes that due to our unique local food system, local retail and institutional food purchasers can commit to purchasing 20% local food by 2020. So far, the Superior Compact has gained twenty regional signatories who have
made a public commitment towards increasing local food procurement. Local food defined by the Superior Compact is food that is within 100 miles of a purchasing facility. The local food bioregion includes Western Lake Superior counties in NE Minnesota, NW Wisconsin, and N Ontario.

The Superior Compact has the potential to strengthen local food economies in the Lake Superior bioregions. Supporting local food can increase food security, connect residents to their local food system, and support local farmers. It also will keep dollars within the local economy and decrease the reliance on our globalized food network.

Get involved

Now that you’ve learned more, the best way to create change is by getting involved! Donate your money or time, find support, and take action. Citizen climate action means a stronger, healthier, more vibrant Duluth!

Learn more and get involved with the Superior Compact.