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Local Food: Where to Find It, How to Buy It (metadata)
12015-09-18T20:35:51-07:00Maria Frankf4a36a86c704d57f83d4d89bb75c74782395862c61301A report by Jane Grimsbo Jewett & Derrick Braaten (MISA)plain2015-09-18T20:35:51-07:00Field Guides to FoodMaria Frankf4a36a86c704d57f83d4d89bb75c74782395862c
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12015-09-18T20:35:50-07:00Maria Frankf4a36a86c704d57f83d4d89bb75c74782395862cLocal Food: Where to Find It, How to Buy It (PDF)1A report by Jane Grimsbo Jewett & Derrick Braaten, MISA.plain2015-09-18T20:35:50-07:00Maria Frankf4a36a86c704d57f83d4d89bb75c74782395862c
12015-09-18T20:35:54-07:00Maria Frankf4a36a86c704d57f83d4d89bb75c74782395862cFarmers' marketMatt Gunther1Seasonal, limited markets ranging from a few vegetable growers to a large gathering of producers, artisans, & restaurants
Public marketplace for consumers and producers to exchange goods, but can also serve as a forum for education, marketing, and forging partnerships among local producers
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12015-09-18T20:35:54-07:00Maria Frankf4a36a86c704d57f83d4d89bb75c74782395862cCommunityMaria Frank1A geographically-defined group of people, and/or a group with emotional ties to one another, offering partnerships in important undertakings and mutual support. Join the Discussion plain2015-09-18T20:35:54-07:00Maria Frankf4a36a86c704d57f83d4d89bb75c74782395862c
Currently, food travels approximately 1,500 miles from farm to fork. For example, a cut of meat purchased by a Minnesota consumer at a supermarket, even if raised by a Minnesota farmer, is likely to have been processed out of state and shipped back in.ii Roughly 17 percent of all energy used in the U.S. is devoted to bringing food to our tables, for a total cost nationally of more than $139 billion per year.
If your lunch today was typical of most American meals, the food you ate traveled hundreds -- or even thousands -- of miles to get from the farmers that grew it to you. A lot of resources went into the refrigerating, processing, packaging, and transporting of that food. (p.2)
We are working to stop the overuse of antibiotics in agriculture and aquaculture, while limiting the release of mercury and other toxic pollutants that fall onto farmland and enter the food supply. IATP is also monitoring the impact of genetically engineered crops on the environment, human health and farmer income.
Not only does eating locally grown fruits and vegetables save fossil fuel, your food is fresher, tastes better, cost less, retains more nutrients plus support local farmers and keep dollars in your community… Current research is also showing both short- and long-term benefits to our population and the planet with organic and other sustainable production systems... Biodiversity is enhanced in organic agricultural systems, which makes these farms more resilient to unpredictable weather patterns and pest outbreaks...