For Judy Wicks, running a restaurant was more about doing right by her community than about profits. Salmon croquettes on the menu. Local food goes high tech.
Planners are hammering out the details of an ambitious food hub in Louisville, Kentucky aimed at fertilizing a budding local food system.
From the launch of the local food effort, producers have worked alongside buyers to push for a system that integrates local food into everyday life.
A single Amish farmer may not be able to hire a driver to ship products to a local restaurant. But by banding together, the economics may start to make sense.
On Farmplicity.com, farmers can list the products they're selling and restaurants can purchase local ingredients directly from the growers.
Food hubs allow consumers to connect with farmers in a virtual marketplace.
Community members discuss ways to create a local food hub for restaurants and residents.