Over the past several years, there has been dramatic growth in the number of farmers’ markets, CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture), restaurants and grocery stores touting local products in towns across our region.
Diversifying the local food market and increasing the demand will help to make our local food economy stronger and more resilient. This includes building restaurant, retail, and institutional markets so that farmers have more market opportunities for their products. CFAC supports agritourism initiatives, “buy local” marketing campaigns, cooperative marketing programs, and other mechanisms that allow farmers to add value to the products they’re selling.
AERO’s Abundant Montana is a good way to find a farmers market, CSA or other business that offers locally sourced food in your area.
How Can We Help?
There are lots of ways you can help build the market – primarily by buying local and Asking for Local when you’re in grocery stores, restaurants, or anywhere else you eat!