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The Day's food in war and peace

Lesson VIII: [The use of locally-grown products and the developemnt of a nearby food supply],   pp. 88-98 PDF (3.2 MB)

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they are in season. One difficulty is that they do not always know what home-
grown products are available or where. Women's organizations can often 
be of assistance in encouraging the local newspapers to publish accurate
formation of this nature in sich form that the housewives can make practical
use of it. 
Where certain local products are in plentiful supply and good home storage
facilities are at hand, consumers may find it desirable to secure potatoes,
beets, apples, turnips, cabbage, or other storable products for their winter
supply. In good producing sections, at least, it is reasonable to expect
if one buys a product for storage from near-by territory at the time it is
abundant it can be secured at a lower price than when purchased later in
smaller quantities from carlot shipments from distant sources. By securing
locally-grown products for storage when conditions are favorable consumeis
often can help to relieve a glut of these producets on the local market,
save money on their own purchases, and can assist in removing the necessity
for shipping into the city such large quantities of foodstuffs by rail. 
In most cases it will be found that fuller utilization of local supplies
foodstuffs can be brought about most satisfactorily through the methods out-
lined above. It may well be, however, that when local organizations study
conditions in their communities, they will find that improvement may be 
brought about in numerous other ways. 

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