[Market-farming] LOCALLY GROWN was CSA ...

Pat Meadows pat at meadows.pair.com
Thu Oct 23 14:51:27 EDT 2003


On Thu, 23 Oct 2003 10:10:58 -0700, you wrote:

>I attended an event discussing local food with Dr. John Ikerd.  He was a
>very evangelical speaker. Some of his writings can be found at
>http://www.ssu.missouri.edu/faculty/JIkerd/default.htm.
>
>I've also contemplated a more organized "Fresh and Local" marketing effort.
>When I approached the "Be Californian, Buy California Grown"
>(http://www.californiagrown.org/) people, they didn't seem interested in
>supporting smaller farmers and are mostly partnering with the large
>commissions and boards. A number of people have told me that the distributed
>and diverse "buy local" marketing efforts are more powerful anyways -- and
>that it would be too hard to coordinate anything on a large scale.  I'm
>still not convinced there isn't a foundation out there willing to support
>something like this.

Have you talked to the Rodale Institute at all?  I don't
know whether they give grants.

Pat



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