Friday, July 31, 2009

Garden News

Emmett--Locals are buying more and more food from fruit and vegitable stands in Emmett, thats a trend shared across the United States.

Most produce in the US is picked 4 to 7 days before being placed on supermarket shelves, and is shipped for an average of 1500 miles before being sold. Only 18 cents of every store bought dollar goes to the grower; 82 cents go to various unnecessary middlemen. Cut them out of the picture and buy your food directly from your local farmer. Its the opinion in Emmett, Idaho that truck farms are here to stay.

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