Keeping It Local: North Carolina State University Tracks Local Food Spending

What if farmers and consumers could see how much local food was bought, where produce is bought the most, and which local partners help increase access to local food? That’s exactly what North Carolina State University tracked with their new online dashboards describing local food spending in the state.

With these dashboards, farmers can figure out the best outlet to capitalize their produce, consumers can compare prices, and local community leaders can effectively plan for increasing access to local food sources in their area.

 North Carolina encouraged businesses and individuals to use 10% on local produce – did they reach the goal? Find out here.

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