Local food options growing in the Tri-State
Local food, or food grown within a 100 mile radius, is taking up a larger segment of the Evansville area's food paradigm.
The United States Department of Agriculture reports that Direct to consumer food sales – that is farmer to eater – grew three times, from 1992 – 2007. Local good sales grew twice as fast as total agricultural sales .
As consumer demand for locally-grown products continues to increase, accurately assessing the economic impacts of local food is becoming increasingly important -- particularly when public funding is used to support these activities.
On today’s program, we’re going to check in on a few local farmer’s markets, an up-and-coming juicing business, a farm-to-table restaurant and a winery that’s been open for almost a year now.
Vanderburgh County Farmer's Market | Fridays from 8:00am -1:00pm from May 16th-September 26th, 2014. Located on the corner of Sycamore & Vine Street.
Sunshine Juice Co | firstname.lastname@example.org
Farmer's Daughter Bakery and Cafe | 125 W. Broadway Princeton, IN
Boucherie Vineyards & Winery | 6523 Keyway Dr. Spottsville, KY
Franklin Street Bazaar | Farmers' market, outdoor art gallery, and music event, on the lawn of the West Library. Saturdays from 9:00am-1:00pm, starting June 21st and ending September 20th.