Growth of Local Foods

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A worker loads vegetables onto food washing machine, Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Marolda Farm in Vineland, N.J. Locally grown foods aren’t just for farmers markets anymore. A growing network of companies and organizations is delivering food directly from local farms to institutions like hospitals and schools, eliminating middlemen from farm to fork. They’re increasing profits for smaller farms and bringing consumers healthier foods.

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