Study: Local Purchasing Pays Dividends

A recent economic impact analysis indicates that Oregon’s investment in purchasing locally produced foods for school lunchrooms fortifies the state’s economy with dollars previously spent elsewhere. The study by Ecotrust examines the impact of investing school food dollars in the local food economy and was released as part of a review of the local buying practices currently underway in two public school districts in Oregon, Gervais and Portland.

In those districts, school foodservice

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