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Community Agriculture Program Offers Locally-Sourced Organic Produce For Less

October 5, 2010: 10:04 AM EST

Lynchburg Grows, a non-profit supplier of organic produce and eggs, offers local consumers the chance to save money by buying directly from local farmers in its “Community Supported Agriculture Program.”  Under the limited-capacity program, consumers can buy a bag of nourishing, “fresh from the field” organic produce and eggs for $15 a week. The program, which  involves forty local farmers, bypasses the grocery middleman, thus eliminating transportation costs, as well as wholesale and retail markups. The farmers end up making more money, even though they sell their organic produce for about 50 percent less than store prices.

Lauren Compton, "Lynchburg Grows Offers Organic Produce at a Bargain", Worldnow/WSET, October 05, 2010, © Worldnow/WSET
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