Market Research Shows Locavore Movement Boom

Locavores, or those who only eat food grown locally are presently a fraction of the overall U.S. food market; however, this segment is growing fast as consumers become more discerning about the quality of their food and where it comes from. The Associated Press reports that the market research firm Packaged Facts estimates demand for local food will grow to $7 billion in 2011, up from around $4 billion in 2002.

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As local food gains, local planners face decisions