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The economic benefits of buying local

By the numbers: The benefits of buying local

The buy-local trend has not only spurred an explosion of farmers markets across the nation but also continues to slowly but surely propel local economic growth. Here's a closer look. 

Demand for locally produced food and other products is surging, according to multiple reports. This is great news for small purveyors, manufacturers, retailers and local communities. Here’s a look at the financial impacts of buying local.

72: Percentage of shoppers who bought locally grown food in the last year, up 9 po

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