Business Journal: Locally Grown Produce Boosted
Sacramento County is putting up $50,000 to bring local produce to restaurants and stores.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Farm advocates hope to make it easier for farmers in the county to sell their food locally. And $50,000 from Sacramento County will help. The county is funding efforts by the Grow and Buy Local Committee. The committee hopes to set up a new distribution system to get local food to the market. It could be as simple as a list of farmers willing to deliver to restaurants and stores, or it could mean establishing a central produce distribution site. Charlotte Mitchell is a committee member and executive director of Sacramento County Farm Bureau. She said the system could help some local farmers who watch their crops rot because they don’t an immediate channel into the marketplace.