Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The economic impact of eating locally

Saw this statistic in an article about local eating on Huffington Post Green:
...where I live in Johnson County, Iowa, there are about 50,000 households. If each of them redirected just $10 of their existing weekly food budget toward getting something locally -- from a farmers market, a CSA, a local brewery, or eggs from the farmer down the road, it would keep $26 million in our economy every year.

Alamance County has the same number of households. 51,584 to be exact.

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