July 2011: Shenandoah Valley Produce Auction
Eating fresh, locally grown food has become a bit of a healthy obsession in the United States. One small slice of this eat-local movement is the Shenandoah Valley Produce Auction, which started seven years ago because growers wanted a central, local place to sell their produce. Buyers drive from as far as four hours away to purchase just-harvested squash, cucumbers, tomatoes and other fruits and vegetables. Buyers get fresh produce and growers — most of whom are Mennonite — get a guaranteed market that helps sustain their family-oriented life.
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