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How much of your produce do you buy from local growers?

Asked at Downtown Lawrence Farmer's Market on June 18, 2008

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Photo of Michael Dunlap

“Maybe half right now. We buy a lot of it at the Merc and some here. Of course it’s a lot easier to buy locally this time of year.”

Photo of Beth Ruhl

“I’d say maybe 25 percent. I like to buy locally as much as possible, but I am a college student, so I have to make sure that I can afford to feed myself in general.”

Photo of Keith Rogers

“Maybe 10 percent throughout the year, but that increases as different types of produce come into season. I only live about a block away, so it’s really convenient.”

Photo of Erica Zabusky

“I’m just visiting, but since I’ve been here it’s probably about 30 percent between the Merc and Farmer’s Market, which is much more than back home.”

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mom_of_three 7 years, 5 months ago

depends on what is available - try to buy as much as I can afford - Mr. Ott and his apples was a must buy at the farmer's market, or his peaches.Corn, and whatever looks good.

sunflower_sue 7 years, 5 months ago

When in season and available, probably 90% is local. There are certain things I wouldn't dream of buying non-locally, sweetcorn!

dajudge 7 years, 5 months ago

Wow! It's 11 a.m. and not a one post.I like to buy the local produce when it's available.I make a big pot of vegetable soup every week and use whatever I can get.My dogs love it. If it's at Wal-Mart, it must be local, right?

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