01 Sep '12, 3pm

In fits and starts, New York City is inching closer to the dream of local food:

It’s a familiar refrain. But Weiss is actually lucky to be farming in a unique place at a unique time in urban and agricultural history. With interest in eating high-quality local food (broadly defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as food raised or produced within 400 miles of the consumer) higher than at any time since local food was the default, the Catskills are perched on the threshold of perhaps the greatest food-marketing opportunity in North America. Less than three hours away are 22 million stomachs and many thousands of foodies happy to pay $8.59 a pound for Bourbon Red turkey raised within commuting distance. Perhaps even more important for the region are the thousands of city institutions -- schools, hospitals, prisons, senior centers, and shelters -- looking to feed their constituents food that’s fresher and more sustainably grown than what’s currently...

Full article: http://www.onearth.org/article/fresh-food-for-all

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