Buying local not as easy for some

Today's Morning Edition on NPR brings us a story of local distribution. Logistics is something many people forget when they consider buying local. Many times, farmers must truck their produce to a central distribution center, run by wholesalers, where it is weighed, packaged and shipped to buyers and markets across the nation. The problem, when it comes to buying locally, is the Farmer's aren't equipped to make small deliveries, and restaurants and individuals aren't equipped to take large ones. So a farmer in Ann Arbor must still take his potatoes all the way to Detroit to a distribution center. Even if his end customer is just across the street.

One man in Michigan is serving the niche market.

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