TerriKay

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TerriKay

How Local is Local?

I think the mandate is a bit "over the top". I love the farmer's market because it allows me to get a variety of fresh foods while also supporting local businesses. Although it is great if the local businesses also support each other, I think they ought to be allowed to source their ingredients in a way that is financially feasible for their business. I think most shoppers understand that coffee wasn't grown in a Wisconsin farmer's backyard and the flour in the baked goods is probably from a purchased sack of flour and not from wheat grown in the bakery's backyard. I am okay with a bakery buying their eggs, berries, and cheeses wherever they need to get them in order to keep their prices reasonable. I don't think the rules should become so strict that you are eliminating businesses that many of us look forward to shopping from.