America is hungrier than ever for sustainable food systems

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-10 Tue 15:11
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🌎America is hungrier than ever for sustainable food systems. Can they build them?

In the spring of 2020, many small farms across the U.S. found themselves in a bittersweet predicament. Restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus were forcing restaurants — major buyers for the local farms that serve urban areas — to shut down. The loss of these key customers might have wiped out many of these local growers, if not for another COVID-19-induced phenomenon: individual shoppers started calling — and calling — and calling.

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