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Affordable Local Foods

Piggy BankWhile many assume that local food is expensive, this does not have to be the case. Discover the many ways local foods can be more affordable. Learn how to save at farmers markets, preserve garden produce or foods bought in bulk, start a community garden, and encourage farmers markets to accept SNAP benefits.

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Demand for local food in rural communities is growing. Sustainable local food systems need to have strong community support to build and maintain the infrastructure needed to bring food from farm to fork. This website provides resources to support rural communities just beginning to build their community food systems as well as those whose local food systems are already strong. Resources are intended for farmers and producers, community organizations, and Extension Educators but may interest anyone in community and local foods. While this website was a partnership between Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota, most resources are applicable for any rural community.

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