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Just eat local has emerged as the mantra of a spiritual quest for simple living and healthier food. Local, Simple, Fresh considers the economics and ethics of farm-to-fork within 100 miles. Topics include organic ranching, vanishing cropland, craft beers, local wines, public markets, potato pundits, urban worms and the politics of farm subsidies. Produced by the College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs at Boise State University, the volume is the fourth in an annual series on Boise's metropolitan growth.


College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs, Boise State University

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Local, Simple, Fresh: Sustainable Food in the Boise Valley is volume 4 of the Investigate Boise Student Research Series.

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Local, Simple, Fresh: Sustainable Food in the Boise Valley