The Organic Farmers Market Community Colle Reacts to an Article Expressing How Beneficial Eating Locally is for Communities

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Following an article published for Lake County News-Chronicle regarding Steve Dahl, a Minnesota fisherman who provides local herring to his community, the farmers market community Colle offers a response.

On September 25th, the organic farmers market community Colle comments on an article published for Lake County News-Chronicle concerning how eating locally benefits communities.

According to the [Lake County News-Chronicle, Steve Dahl of Minnesota is a commercial herring fisherman who travels Lake Superior looking for fresh fish for his community. “It’s great to be a part of the local food network,” explains Dahl. Additionally, Dahl believes the herring he catches are natural resources which he can contribute to his community. The article states, “As for local food, he has more demand for his fish than he can handle. Eating local food is good for the environment and tastes better, but it also has as significant effect the local economy. A 2011 study of Minnesota Lake Superior fishermen by the University of Minnesota-Duluth, estimated that the economic impact of commercial fishing on the region is about $10 million.”

The Lake County News-Chronicle article reports that Dahl wants the public to understand that commercial fishing is sustainable. The farmers market community Colle commends the efforts of Steve Dahl and, as the first online directory dedicated to bridging the gap between consumers and local organic providers, believes in his cause. Colle adds that consuming local foods reduces carbon omissions, reducing the cost of travel and allows consumers to be a part of the organic movement in an innovative way.

Colle is an E-Commerce enabled farmers market community that is passionate about sustainable consumption and responsible conservation. The Colle movement is dedicated to connecting natural product vendors, organic farmers and all people who are living an organic and natural lifestyle with the ultimate goal of using more sustainable farming and consumerism.

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