Eating Local in Waco.

Some facts about food y’all should know about (obtained from Edible Austin publication):

  1. Conventional produce in the US travels over 1,500 miles from farm to fridge.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.


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