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Kaleigh Wright

A survey by the Food Marketing Institute says the U.S. sees an 18 percent increase in consumers choosing to purchase meat locally rather than from a supermarket. North Florida farms and butcher shops take thoughtful preparation and service when it comes to distributing meat in the local community. 

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Jessica Palombo / WFSU News

For the first time in more than 30 years, Florida is gaining acres of farmland rather than losing them. But as more areas are planted or devoted to livestock, the average age of farmers has gone up. And some in the local food movement are working to break down barriers keeping new farmers from getting in the game.

It’s drop-off day for farmers who belong to Tallahassee’s Red Hills Online Market. Turkey Hill Farm owner Louise Devine is unloading orders customers placed through the group’s website over the past few days.