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VA Food System Council Launches Campaign to Buy Local

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The season for fresh-from-the-farm food is here, and the state is encouraging all of us to spend a few bucks to buy local.

The Virginia Food System Council is launching a campaign asking every household to spend $10 a week to buy Virginia-grown eats and drinks.  The state says that weekly investment could pump $1.65 billion back into Virginia's economy.

"We don't have to wait for Congress to do something about jobs and the economy," said Lynda Fanning with the Virginia Food System Council.  "We're all eaters, we all buy food, we can shop specifically for food that's grown locally."

Nutritionists say locally grown foods are fresher and healthier than imports that travel long distances and sit in storage.

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Buy Fresh Buy Local Virginia

Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services