'Locally Grown' Food Now A $4.8 Billion Business, Says USDA Report

From the Huffington Post

In the US, the number of farms selling directly to consumers has grown, from an estimated 86,000 in the early 1990s to about 136,000 now, according to the USDA.
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And closer to home? Read The Economy of Local Food in Vancouver – a study on the current food system in Vancouver.

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