Edible Finger Lakes article about GFC
There’s a statistic in local food circles that stumps even the most faithful. It is this: Less than 3 percent of food dollars is spent on local food. That’s despite the most significant farm growth since World War II and the rise of entire cottage industries around local food. It’s true even with the mainstreaming of terms like locavore and 100-mile diet, and the explosion in farmers’ markets and CSAs. The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Local Harvest Inc. report 5,274 markets, nearly double the count a decade ago, and 2,500 CSAs, twice as many as in 2006.