Food and Farm Locally Grown

November 14, 2011 - 4:30 AM
Carolyn Anderson, right, looks over some peppers with vendor John Goode as she shops for items at The City Market Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, in Kansas City, Mo. A new U.S. Department of Agriculture report says sales of “local foods,” whether sold direct to consumers at farmers markets or through intermediaries such as grocers or restaurants, amounted to $4.8 billion in 2008. That’s a number several times greater than earlier estimates, and the department predicts locally grown foods will generate $7 billion in sales this year. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)