As noted in Chapter 1, this collection contains examples of two interrelated but arguably distinct sub-fields: food geography, which examines the values, sustainability, and the socio-politics of local food, and the geography of local food systems, which seeks to chart the geography of local supply chains, production, distribution, and associated infrastructures. Any examination of food geography and local food systems demands that we explicitly recognize the complex collection of interdependencies and social relations that collectively define both local food systems and food geography.