There is a  trend of opening shared commercial spaces such as and    A local distributed food system could gather ingredients from small local producers and then put those ingredients in "Crockpot Ready" or "Recipe Ready" packages  Need to follow strict food laws.  Perhaps farms such as could sell lentils in "Crockpot Ready" small packages.  Lentils combined with grains such as pearled barley or  Kernza have good protein, are good for the planet and are highly affordable.    Legumes & grains combined with spices and veggies make healthy meals.