Local Food Movement is Alive and Well in the Pacific Northwest
According to a new USDA report, the Pacific Northwest has some of the highest rates of local food sales in the country. Way to go, Oregon and Washington!
Northwest farmers are some of the most successful in the nation in joining the local food movement. That’s according to a new report from the U-S Department of Agriculture.
Nationally, the study found that local food sales have grown to $5 billion a year. Oregon and Washington have some of the highest rates of local food sales in the country.
The report cites the region’s variety of fresh produce as well as a long-standing tradition of farmers’ markets. But the study notes that the vast majority of local food sales happen through grocery stores and restaurants.