Why local food matters ; the rising importance of locally-grown food in the U.S. food system

Why local food matters ; the rising importance of locally-grown food in the U.S. food system

What do we know about US local food demand?
 Overview of national statistics
 Importance of local food demand to food system—national
vs. regional
 Changing buyer and consumer preferences
 Growth of local food marketing outlets
Farmers markets  CSAs
 Food hubs
 Is there room for future growth in local food demand?  If so, what will it look like?