In case you were starting to lose your way on this green journey, a new report has been issued to reaffirm the importance of consuming local food. So, put the shopping cart full of plastic bags and guilty convenience back where you got it, check this out and head back out to your local farmers market:
The report, “Home Grown,” released recently from Food Solutions New England, a University of New Hampshire-based initiative linking farm, food and nutrition issues, finds that the local food system in New Hampshire is a $3.3 billion industry that employs 81,000 people statewide.
The report finds strengths in the state’s local food economy – a strong retail sector and a high income population interested in buying. . . (read more)