ETNA - Good news for farmers, as a study by Vermont group "Strolling of the Heifers" says Maine has a high commitment to local foods.
It's a common myth local products will cost you more money, but farmers say that isn't the case.
"There's been a lot of studies that show that shopping in a farmer's market really isn't that much more expensive than shopping at a supermarket and I think any savvy super who wants to save money is looking at prices," says Clayton Carter.
Students have also taken notice - with UMaine sustainable agriculture majors running the Black Bear Food Guild.
The study took into account the number of farmer's markets, the popularity of consumer supported agriculture operations, or CSAs, and the percent of schools serving local.
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