02 Mar '12, 11am

Small Farmers Create Jobs. Here's Why.

Small Farmers Create Jobs. Here's Why.

Yesterday I referenced the incredible job creating potential of local foods , using it as a starting point to rant against the nonsense accusations of elitism that are often leveled at the locavore foodie crowd. Those musings went off on some tangents, covering everything from anti-Volt distortions to the tax dodging, job killing mischief of the true elite. But that opening observation is worth a post in itself—because investing in local food really does create an awful lot of jobs. The Real Job Creators Grow Food We already know that investing in farmers' markets creates thousands of jobs , but a blog post over at RAFI-USA [Disclosure: RAFI are a one-time client of mine] reminds us that other types of investment and support for small family farmers can pay extraordinary dividends for the wider community. The Perennial Plate /Video screen capture Small Grants Return Huge D...

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