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Preparation and consumption in the local food supply chain may require new and different skills for consumers. With a high proportion of raw or unprocessed foods available at farmers’ markets and other local food markets, consumers may need advice on prepping and cooking various produce or meat items they may not be familiar with. Information on the seasonality of different produce items and recipes on how to what’s in season is helpful to encourage consumers to eat local foods. To build a consistent consumer base, farmers, as well as foodservice providers, can provide consumers information on the benefits of local food, including environmental, economic, and health benefits. This page includes links to information, resources, and programs primarily for consumers to learn about preparing and eating nutritious local foods.

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Joanna Lelekacs, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJoanna LelekacsExtension Local Food Flagship Program Manager Call Joanna Email Joanna ANR/CRD
NC State Extension, NC State University
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