Local food movement accelerates in Ohio

06/02/2011 01:37:00 PM
Dan Gailbraith

Officials also are planning ahead for the continued growth of local agriculture and the workforce needs required to expand the supply of local food.

In fact, Fox said, several central Ohio communities recently received an $800,000 grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to develop the local food infrastructure.

In the end, the success of the local food movement must go beyond the mere fact that food is local, Fox said. More important are the relationships growers develop with their customers and the quality of fresh produce they provide to the market, she said.


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