Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Local Farms Make $5 Billion in Revenue
Ultimately, the number 5 billion is small potatoes (about 2 percent) compared to the much larger sale of commodity crops like soybeans and corn, but the numbers show that local food is a growing industry that has the demand to not only remain sustainable but also become increasingly popular over time. You can read NPR's full article here.
The best thing any of us can do when shopping for food is to buy local. Purchasing locally produced crops is great for your health, supports your local economy, and helps make our local economies less dependent on large commodity crops. Do yourself and your community a favor and buy local, or even start your own garden for the freshest food possible.
Have a great Tuesday!