Urban environments are places where the competition over land is strong, and food production is not the only need. However, producing food elsewhere may feel liberating, but also makes the city structurally dependent, vulnerable and blind to the ecological and social damage it causes elsewhere. The competition over land does not secure the sustainable use of local resources but rather its opportunistic short-term consumption. Import is not a substitute for local production. Neither should food be played against housing, the labour of land workers against the jobs of others. How can we reinvest in professional farming in or around the city in order to regenerate land, labour and soil life?