Felipe Campos (egoiste) wrote,
Felipe Campos

I was just telling spiffie that buying local was horseshit. Proof!

He's right. After surveying 19 farmers on my Saturday visit, I found that most of them drove Ford, Isuzu or Chevrolet trucks, packing anywhere between 200 and 2,000 pounds of goods. While some were hanging onto late '90s models, one proudly sported a new fuel-efficient Dodge Sprinter. They'd trucked their wares an average of 117 miles, with farms ranging from nearby Bolinas to the 230-miles-distant town of Exeter in the Central Valley.
Is local food really miles better? | Salon Life
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