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The Impact on Farmers of Selling Into Low-Income Communities

Mary R. Pershing and Dr. Mary K. Hendrickson University of Missouri and Francesca Hyatt Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA

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Why buy local?

Invest in healthy people, places, and economies
A Health Care Without Harm position statement
The health care sector can increase access to healthy, fresh foods while addressing the social and environmental determinants of health in their communities, by creating jobs and contributing to a strong and equitable food economy.

 

A few interesting bullet points from this article:

  • Another study found that the nutrient content of broccoli was cut in half when it was purchased out-of-season from national markets, compared to when it was sourced locally while in season.

  • Surveys show 87 percent of grocery shoppers say the availability of local food is either “very” or “somewhat” important in choosing a primary grocery store, and two-thirds of respondents said they choose a restaurant based on local food options.

  • Cooking with fresh local ingredients also improves food service employee satisfaction due to the skills they learn and the sense of fulfillment they gain from serving food aligned with the hospital's mission.

  • Researchers found that if Georgia residents spent just $10 of their weekly food budget on local foods, it would generate $2 million in sales revenue for the state’s producers.

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Real Food, Real Choice: Connecting SNAP Recipients with Farmers Markets

Authored by: Suzanne Briggs | Andy Fisher | Megan Lott | Stacy Miller | Nell Tessman Community Food Security Coalition | Farmers Market Coalition

June 2010 Funded by the Convergence Partnership Fund of the Tides Foundation and private donations to the Community Food Security Coalition

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UF IFAS Extentsion Districts, Directors, and County Offices

Here is an Interactive Map to the IFAS Extension County Offices by district, or view an alphabetical list with addresses and phone numbers. You can also access a print-friendly version of the map.

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