With the help of Virginia Cooperative Extension, the local foods movement throughout the commonwealth has gained momentum.

“Extension agents and specialists in every program area are combining their talents and expertise to encourage producers to sell their foods in local markets, and consumers to buy local foods,” says Jim Riddell, assistant director of agriculture and natural resources and interim assistant director of community viability for Extension. “The local foods movement not only promotes green, sustainable agriculture, but also contributes to Virginia’s economy.”

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