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Speaking My Mind: Would you pay more for locally grown produce?

Speaking My Mind: Would you pay more for locally grown produce?
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by in Sep 2007

Gail Merrill — I definitely do not mind paying more for locally grown produce. I think it is fresher, tastes better and I’m happy to know I’m supporting the “little” guy. I’d rather buy vegetables from the local stands than from the “super” stores that had their veggies sitting in a freight car for a few days!

Kelly Desarais — Within reason, I definitely would pay more for locally grown produce. I do a lot of cooking and appreciate the flavor and freshness of local produce. However, because I do cook so much, I have to work within a budget, so I can’t ignore cost entirely.

Dorothy K. Dosiak — Yes, I would pay more for local fresh produce. It’s certainly better tasting when it’s freshly harvested.

Harriet Bicksler — Yes, absolutely. I think it’s extremely important to support our farmers so that we can continue to save the land.

Marcia White — I already do pay more for locally grown produce. It’s fresher and for that reason has more taste. Swiss chard, cucumbers, and tomatoes are the best. I also buy apples at a nearby orchard.

Deborah Wever-Gourd — Yes, I would pay more for locally grown produce. I believe in supporting the economy in my area if at all possible.

Patricia Ottino — Absolutely I would pay extra for locally grown food, especially organic.

Ray Narwid — Buying local produce is the best thing you can do during the season of the product –Jersey corn, tomatoes, blueberries, etc.

David Garrecht — Would I pay more for local produce? That depends. Who grew it? How well do they tend their crops? Do they need the money? How much more are they asking? Is it fresh-picked? (I’ve seen second-rate produce grown locally.)

Nancy Ebersole — Absolutely. It tastes better, the selection is better, and I support local businesses.

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