While it is important to track how corporations reorganize local agricultures and how powerful states implement oppressive trade conditions, questions of how marginalized states resist neoliberalism and support farmers often go overlooked. This chapter examines how the Kenyan state works with farmers in food-focused practices and explores the transformational promise of this work. Paying attention to how the state supports community efforts raises some uncomfortable questions about the transformational promise of local food systems in parts of the world marked by limited integration into neoliberal global trade.