Local Foods Movement Crosses Disciplines

Onions spring up in the cool air of Highland CountyThe local food movement encompasses geography, nutrition, health, economics and more.

So when you buy that tomato from a local farmers market, you often tap into a system that values everything from soil science to greenhouse gasses, from childhood obesity to consumer choice. And that’s just the beginning.

“It’s not a one-note Johnny,” says Tanya Denckla Cobb.  “It is a symphony of concerns and voices.”

“You’ve got people at all ends of every spectrum you can think of who are involved in this grassroots movement that is trying to do several things,” she says. “At its most fundamental level, it is attempting to reconnect people with affordable fresh, healthy food.”

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