Local foods from Local Foods

The Business of Food with Steve Alexander

Shortening the distance from farm to belly

Photos provided by Local Foods, Inc.

As a growing number of us want to know where our food is coming from and demand that it be grown locally whenever possible, an Illinois rancher found a way to improve the supply chain. Local Foods, Inc. was co-founded by CEO Dave Rand to give farmers and ranchers a more direct connection to Chicago restaurants, hospitals, schools and other institutions looking for locally-sourced food. A retail store was added, featuring a full line of produce and protein, an in-house butcher and larder, and catering service.

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