This EDIS publication focusing on consumer definitions of local food is the first of the Talking Local series, a six-part EDIS publication series about Florida consumers and their perceptions of local food. This series focuses on ways Extension agents can assist Florida farmers and ranchers in the labeling, sale, and promotion of locally produced products. This series provides information about Florida consumers’ perceptions of local food to Extension faculty who are interested in local food programming or who work with local food clientele.
This 3-page publication provides an introduction to the local food climate in Florida by examining how consumers define “local.” It was written by Caroline G. Roper, Joy N. Rumble, Yiqian Ma, and Tracy A. Irani, and published by the UF Department of Agricultural Education and Communication, August 2014.
AEC509/WC174: Talking Local: Florida Consumer Definitions of Local Food (ufl.edu)
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