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Supporting local food from your kitchen


Regional organic farmers report they are heading into spring greenhouse planting this month, and though those teasing March freeze-thaw cycles might have some of us still wishing for 70-degree weather, the end of winter is in sight.

With spring’s beginnings comes the promise of the greenhouse seedlings — lettuce, kale, Swiss chard and other crops — and a hopeful vision of a sturdy local food system.

So what is a local food system, anyway?

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Sharon Bomstad
Sharon Bomstad is the features editor at the West Central Tribune in Willmar, Minn., and is the editor of the newspaper's lifestyle magazine Live it!, as well as the new business publication Business2Business. She has been an employee of the West Central Tribune for more than 30 years.
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