It is a wonderful day when consumers realize they can purchase the products they need right here in the state of Minnesota, from Minnesota.
As a former employee of a grocery chain I took note of the amount of imported trash people bought (from out of state: import), it was insane. I never knew Minnesota’s taxpayers were paying for consumers to buy soda, cheap processed foods, and basically any manufactured garbage, with low nutritional value, that a corporate food manufacturer could place in their hands.
I had little faith in the system, and it may be still happening around the metro; however, this is a sign of change. It gives me satisfaction to see that people are voting with their dollar, or the taxpayer’s dollar, locally.
The manifest function is acquiring food and nutrition from a local source, the latent function is promoting local economy, enacting less external cost, and consuming goods within our living proximity. These actions are positive for Minnesota’s agricultural, societal, environmental and economical growth.