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Most of our urban food supply is trucked or flown in from thousands of miles away. Family farmers like Ingimundur Kjarval, who raises livestock in upstate New York, would love to provide an alternative.
Our eating choices -- what we buy, where we buy it, how much it costs -- are largely dictated by monolithic, heavily subsidized agribusiness concerns. Producers of local food, meanwhile, have struggled to connect to a mass market. Now, in New York City, the rudiments of a new and healthier food system may be emerging.

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