Local and Regional Food Systems in Florida: Values and Economic Impacts

A survey of 1599 randomly selected Florida households was conducted in 2012 to evaluate the consumer characteristics and economic impacts of local food purchases through retail stores, restaurants, and direct-to-consumer market channels. The total annual value of local food purchases averaged $1114 per household and represented 20.1% of food purchased for at-home consumption. The total economic impacts of local food purchases in Florida were estimated at 183,625 jobs and $10.47 billion in value-added, including regional multiplier effects for agricultural production and wholesale and retail distribution. These values are significantly higher than found in previous studies in other states.


Editor(s):
Bosch, Darrell J.
Marchant, Mary A.
McKenzie, Andrew M.
Paudel, Krishna P.
Issue Date:
May 01 2014
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
Record Identifier:
https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/169063
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/169063
Published in:
Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 46, 2
Page range:
285-298
Total Pages:
14
JEL Codes:
Q13; Q18; R11; R15




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