$10 Challenge Supports Local Economy

March 28, 2012 | By More

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) is sponsoring a new $10 Buy Local Challenge to promote the purchase of agricultural goods produced in the Commonwealth. If each household in Virginia spends just $10 a week on locally grown agricultural products that would generate $1.65 billion back to the local economy each year! Agriculture is already Virginia’s leading industry with an annual economic impact of $55 billion.

VDACS is partnering with the Virginia Farm Bureau, Virginia Cooperative Extension Service, Buy Fresh Buy Local – Virginia, and all the members of the Virginia Food System Council.

How can you participate? Read all about it here. Take the pledge here. Find local produce/markets here or here. And don’t forget the wineries!

Also, make sure to LIKE the Facebook pages below to keep up with special promotions offered at local markets!

 

 

 

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Gayle Price is a Market Manager for the Fredericksburg CIty Farmers Market. She grew up on small farms in Arkansas and Virginia. She has called Fredericksburg home for more than 20 years.

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