Employees of Good Eggs deliver produce, meat and other local foods from producers in the Bay Area of California. Courtesy of Good Eggs hide caption

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The seeds of this goosefoot plant are known as quinoa, a superfood now in high demand and grown almost exclusively in South America. But some growers think they have the formula to grow it up north. Janet Matanguihan/courtesy Kevin Murphy hide caption

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This cow may have been raised for food on a farm near you, but it may not necessarily have been processed nearby suzettesuzette/Flickr.com hide caption

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One of the community gardens divided up into individual plots run by Denver Urb Gardens. Courtesy of Denver Urb Gardens hide caption

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The Know Your Farmer interactive map shows USDA-supported projects and programs related to local and regional food systems for the years 2009-2011. USDA hide caption

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