Consumers consider distance top indicator of 'local' food

Consumers consider distance top indicator of 'local' food

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Savvy chefs already appreciate the appeal of locally sourced ingredients, but each year more consumers join their ranks and are hungry for more local tastes, according to an annual survey by management consulting firm A.T. Kearney.

“Local food has made the leap from a ‘hot’ consumer trend to a central growth driver for grocery retailers and restaurants,” the firm said.

“Consumers—especially women and young people—have come to expect not only high-quality local meat, se

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