Satisfying a Growing Demand

Large retailers and supermarkets, in response to consumer demand, are now stocking more local produce on their shelves. Many retailers commonly display signs that indicate the location of the fruits and vegetables for sale and some of the largest stores are going even further.  Retailers are developing programs that aim to dramatically increase the amount of local produce they purchase.  The result is that once abandoned agricultural regions across the country are springing back to life, giving a much needed boost to rural economies.

Offering Local Alternatives