Local Food: Where to Find It, How to Buy It

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The title says it all. This 30-page booklet was developed for consumers who are interested in supporting rural communities by buying locally grown food, but don’t know how to begin. Developed by MISA in cooperation with our many partner organizations and beautifully designed by the Renewing the Countryside folks, this book steps you through everything from finding a nearby farmers’ market, ordering through a network of nearby farmers, to freezing summer produce for winter eating.

Print copies are available from the MISA office.

Complete Version

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