02 Oct '11, 10am

Buying Local: Putting Our Money Where Our Mouths Are

Buying Local: Putting Our Money Where Our Mouths Are

We’ve all heard sneers from those saying that “buy local” is simply the latest foodie fad, but naysayers need to learn more about the power of putting their money where their mouths are. At a time when politicians and pundits are demonstrating that it’s still all about the economy, stupid, the argument for buying locally grown food has never been stronger. While this is certainly true for anyone picking up ingredients for an intimate Sunday supper, the real power to drive regional economic development is tied to the purse strings of places buying food for the masses: our schools, hospitals, jails, and other large institutions.

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/10/buy-local-sustainabil...

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