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Resources on the economics of local food

Report on the San Francisco Foodshed
http://www.farmland.org/programs/states/ca/Feature%20Stories/San-Francisco-Foodshed-Report.asp


News Articles

Can SF Eat Locally?
http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/can-san-francisco-feed-itself/story.aspx?guid={0DAEBE67-D1D4-4C5E-9A19-91DA6028A4EA}&dist=hppr

Do We Need a Few Billion Localvores?
http://freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/06/09/do-we-really-need-a-few-billion-locavores/?scp=1&sq=local%20food%20economics&st=cse

Good Web Resources

The Local Food Economy Game
http://localfoodeconomygame.com/keyideas/Economics

Studies and Reports

Why Consumers Buy Local
http://www.hartman-group.com/hartbeat/2008-02-27

Famer’s market growth in the US
http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/ams.fetchTemplateData.do?template=TemplateS&navID=WholesaleandFarmersMarkets&leftNav=WholesaleandFarmersMarkets&page=WFMFarmersMarketGrowth&description=Farmers%20Market%20Growth&acct=frmrdirmkt

Report on the GHG Impact of Local Food, Saying that changes in diet matter more
http://pubs.acs.org/cgi-bin/abstract.cgi/esthag/2008/42/i10/abs/es702969f.html

Forecasting Consumer Price Indexes for Food
http://localfoodeconomygame.com/keyideas/Economics

Interesting study which shows how food economics is usually done.

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