Regional farms are working to become significant sources of food...
...for commercial and institutional food vendors, like restaurants, schools, hospitals, and government agencies.
This statement was based on passages from "Winona County Local Foods Inventory"...
"However, the challenges cited by the greatest number of producers and institutions all had to do with the limited availability or consistency of local foods."...and "Finding Food in Farm Country"
Meter lists restaurants as an outlet for local food and profiles three different restaurants of southeast Minnesota that use local food in their menus.And it is reflected in a statement from the MN Department of Health:
"[In Farm-to-School programs], kids eat more fresh local foods and learn about where their food comes from, all while supporting local farmers."
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