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Go Local

Demand for locally grown fruits and vegetables continues to trend upward across the industry. As Matt Ernst reports in this edition’s “Carolina Crafted” spotlight, “Retailers and foodservice continue mainlining local, affecting what and how much growers plant.”

Blue Book’s recent addition to its suite of services, Local Source, enables users to identify prospective suppliers of local produce within precise geographic regions. This extensive database of over 20,000 grower profiles throughout the United States can be searched by location, type of facility, food safety certification, and total acres grown.


Kathi Orlowski is senior project expediter at Blue Book Services, Inc.