The ‘buy local’ movement:
A fun story -- with a strong New England angle at the end -- in the Christian Science Monitor about the ‘buy local’ food movement
. CSM reporter Jennifer Wolcott tried the buy-local experiment, and here’s what she found: “When Kevin Higgins, a buyer for Bread & Circus markets in the Northeast, told me that to undertake such an experiment during early spring in Massachusetts would only leave one ‘really bored and really hungry,’ I felt like less of a failure.” ... Hub Blog loves the trend toward local buying, smart eating, vastly improved American cooking and dining etc. But the buy-local movement, in particular, is not always practical, as Wolcott shows. ... I still think this is a great business idea: A chain of old-fashioned butcher shops.