Gaining Ground, the advocacy group for local foods, is due to cease operations soon.
Jeff Pfitzer, director of Gaining Ground, said, "Has it really been four years? Since early 2010, we at Gaining Ground have had the great honor of working with local farms and the restaurants, food artisans, area farmers markets, local grocers, and people like YOU who share our belief that local food is better food.
It has been inspiring to see the community rally around the local food movement and share that message.
"At the end of 2013 the Gaining Ground initiative will come to a close. I want to take this moment to celebrate and thank all who work to bring healthy, locally grown food to the tables of our community - and to say thank you for all that you do. Local food is an important part of Chattanooga and we are confident that farms and the local food movement will continue to grow and provide increased access to healthy food throughout our community.
"Don't forget to continue to shop at Farmers Markets, grocers and restaurants that source from local farmers, and remember, YOU are the local food movement."
For more information on local food, visit growchattanooga.org.