Study: Supermarket share of local food sales grows
from The Packer
Supermarkets are stealing some local food demand from farmers markets, a new U.S. Department of Agriculture report indicates. Called "Trends in U.S. local and regional food systems," the 89-page USDA Economic Research Service report said inflation-adjusted sales through farmers markets did not increase between 2007 and 2012, while overall sales of local food increased by nearly 30 percent in roughly the same period.
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