Some facts about food y’all should know about (obtained from Edible Austin publication):
- Conventional produce in the US travels over 1,500 miles from farm to fridge.
- With local, direct sales, farmers keep 100% of food sales. With conventional sales, only 9 cents of every food dollar goes to the farmer, with the rest funneled to suppliers, processors, middlemen and marketers.
- Each dollar spend on local food can generate $1.50 to $3 for the community. If we bought 15% of our food locally, we’d ring up 2/3 the total agriculture subsidies farmers receive.
Buy Local. For sources of local food in the Waco area, see the Eat Local. Buy Local. Be Local. page on the UGC website.