Local, regional produce maintain popularity

06/07/2013 12:29:00 PM
Sarah Krause

“I’ve been getting calls from schools, (community-supported agriculture programs), institutional foodservice, even supermarkets wanting to offer local product,” he said. “It has been very good for us.”

Delaware

“The buy-local movement is positive, helping small to medium growers with new markets at farm stands, community-run farmers’ markets and CSAs,” said Dover-based Delaware Secretary of Agriculture Ed Kee.

He said his marketing staff is working to promote farm stands and farmers markets through a variety of channels, including the Delaware Fresh mobile app and that many of the in-state chain stores feature local produce, with demand high for sweet corn and melons.


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