[Market-farming] Local Food

Bill Shoemaker wshoemak at inil.com
Mon Oct 27 10:22:14 EST 2003


I think that the local food campaign should stand on it's own, with local
organic and conventional direct-market growers working together. Both have
products that are superior to the wholesale norm and can benefit the
consumer as well as themselves. There is a real need to educate the consumer
on the benefits of super-fresh produce. All local producers should be united
on this issue.

Bill Shoemaker
Sr Research Specialist, Food Crops
Univ of Illinois - St Charles Hort Research Center


>
>>The Cornucopia Project was an early attempt by Rodale about 25 years ago
to re
>>establish local dominance to food production, The idea was attacked and
>>defeated by big western agriculture which stood to be the biggest
looser.Bob.
>
>I do think that separating 'local food' from 'organic food'
>would be useful at least in the initial stages of a
>local-food-self-reliance project.  Rodale wouldn't be the
>best people to do this.





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