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Consumer support is critical to a healthy food system. When we support local food producers, these businesses grow and hire new employees. Thriving farms need to repair tractors, buy soil amendments, and solicit accounting services, all of which supports other local businesses in the process. This is known as the “multiplier effect.” Everyone benefits when we spend our food dollars on local products.
A 2010 market analysis found that Lane County residents spend 1.2 billion annually on food and that less than 5% of that is food that is grown or produced here.