Scaling up the growing movement for local foods
MILAN -- Institutional customers in west central Minnesota have a growing appetite for local foods.
Tapping this market could elevate the production of local foods in the region in a big way, and not just because non-retail food sales represent roughly 48 percent of all food sales. Institutional markets can offer a consistent demand that local producers relying on direct to customer sales and seasonal, farmer's markets can never achieve.
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