Star Tribune Features Local Food

strinThe Minneapolis/St. Paul Star Tribune recently ran a story about how more people are eating local food and joining CSAs. It's a good article that speaks to increased awareness on the part of Twin Cities eaters. This year, there are more than 40 CSAs serving the Twin Cities (30% more than last year), and the folks at Health Partners are embarking on a study to see if local, sustainable foods might reduce health care costs down the line. Here's a quote from the article:

"We know if somebody is eating more produce, they're going to be healthier on average, all things being equal," said Marcus Thygeson, vice president and medical director of consumer health solutions for Health Partners. "If we can help people live healthier lifestyles, we know we'll be improving their health, and reducing health care costs. That's good for members, it's good for employers paying health care costs, and it's good for society."