Exploring the Next Frontier: Increasing Local Food Sales at Vermont's Independent Retailers

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"Exploring the Next Frontier: Increasing Local Food Sales at Vermont's Independent Retailers" is a report published by Farm to Plate's Supply and Demand Task Force in order to help grow the independent grocer market in ways that work for retailers, farmers, food producers, and distributors. The report examines the kinds of products independent grocery stores currently sell and what real and perceived barriers exist to selling more or different local products at independent grocery stores. The project team was led by by Sona Desai (Intervale Center), Erin Roche, and Jane Kolodinsky (UVM Center for Rural Studies), and included the Vermont Retail and Grocers Association and two independent consultants, Annie Harlow and Clem Nilan.

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