The “Fresh Food Act,” requires all state-funded institutions to source five percent of their fresh produce, meat and poultry from West Virginia farmers. This commitment from our state government will provide a tremendous opportunity for producers to grow their operations through new markets.
Public schools alone spend $100 million a year on food – but only a tiny fraction is purchased in-state.
The Fresh Food Act will keep more food dollars in the state and will help jump-start a more robust local food economy that will benefit all West Virginians.
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