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2009

Iowa State University

Leopold Center Publications and Papers

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Is Local Food More Expensive? A Consumer Price Perspective On Local And Non-Local Foods Purchased In Iowa, Rich S. Pirog, Nick W, Mccann Dec 2009

Is Local Food More Expensive? A Consumer Price Perspective On Local And Non-Local Foods Purchased In Iowa, Rich S. Pirog, Nick W, Mccann

Leopold Center Publications and Papers

Is local food more expensive than its non-local counterpart? The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture’s Marketing and Food Systems Initiative conducted consumer market research in June, July, and August 2009 to examine what Iowa consumers pay for locally grown products and how these prices compare to non-local market channel prices.


Investigating The Potential Economic Impacts Of Local Foods For Southeast Iowa, Dave Swenson Sep 2009

Investigating The Potential Economic Impacts Of Local Foods For Southeast Iowa, Dave Swenson

Leopold Center Publications and Papers

This study evaluates regional economic impact gains that might accrue if the region were to increase its fresh fruit and vegetable production to accommodate local or regional demand. The region studied includes rural areas, yet it is influenced by nearby metropolitan centers, which also serve as potential markets.