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WWNO News Features
Thu December 2, 2010
Farmers Need the City as Much as the City Needs the Farms
By Eve Abrams
New Orleans, Louisiana – City dwellers don't typically prepare for holiday meals by raising animals, picking squash, or making cheese. But many New Orleanians seeking a connection to their food more intimate than lifting it from grocery shelves into shopping carts are buying milk, meat, and vegetables from the farmers who grow and raise them. And for many farmers within a few hours of New Orleans, this city connection isn't only convenient; economically, it's vital. As part of a series on regional farming Eve Abrams reports from Ryals' goat dairy farm in Tylertown, Mississippi.