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Half Of N.H. Residents Are Buying Farm Fresh Foods ‘A Few Times A Month’

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Despite a pandemic, half of New Hampshire residents are buying food from local farms a few times a month, according to a new study releasedby researchers at the University of New Hampshire.

UNH researchers Jess Carson, Analena Bruce and Isaac Leslie surveyed more than 900 residents and found that 49.7% of respondents are buying locally produced food on a regular basis.

Survey results showed the majority of respondents said accessing food from local farm stands or stores is easier than brick and mortar stores or ordering online. While Carson said the reasoning is still unclear, Granite Staters living along the Vermont border also bought farm fresh food on a more regular basis than other areas.

Julia Furukawa is the host of All Things Considered at NHPR. She joined the NHPR team in 2021 as a fellow producing ATC after working as a reporter and editor for The Paris News in Texas and a freelancer for KNKX Public Radio in Seattle.
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