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Buying Local

Learn more about options for buying local -- for individuals and families, for institutions and schools, and for restaurants and caterers.

  • Individuals and Families

    Purchasing local food individually or for your family can happen in many different ways. Below are a few of the most common purchasing methods--give them a try! Find out more about CSAs, Direct-Sales, Farmers Markets and UPicks.

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  • Restaurants and Caterers

    Farmer Chef Express -- Coming Spring 2014! The Farmer Chef Express will be an online, interactive tool to connect buyers and sellers of local food. Listings will outline specific product needs or product availability so that buyers and sellers can connect with each other and establish productive business relationships.

     

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  • Institutions, Schools, and Grocers

    We support the work of institutions navigating the process of purchasing and incorporating local foods into their kitchens. In the Spring of 2012, The Piedmont Environmental Council conducted a workshop series that connected institutional buyers with local food distributors, and highlighted several local food purchasing success stories. From this workshop we developed a tour series to visit local food distributors and institutions that are successfully purchasing local foods.

     

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