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Local food goes national

(article, Culinate staff)

Recently a group in San Francisco introduced a new food site, Foodzie, with the goal of connecting artisanal-food producers with customers all over the country. "Foodzie is a gourmet version of Etsy, the online marketplace for handmade goods that has been hugely successful," writes Claire Cain Miller on the New York Times Bits blog. The post, entitled "An Online Farmers Market," has gotten some negative attention, however. "The local food movement has been all about buying seasonal food from nearby farmers," writes a blogger at The Jew and the Carrot. "Is there a contradiction here?"