Supermarkets Tout Fresh, Local Offerings

Hanover County, Va., farmer Robert Dodd displays his freshly grown tomatoes outside a Ukrop's

Hanover County, Va., farmer Robert Dodd displays his freshly grown tomatoes outside a Ukrop's supermarket. Richmond-based Ukrop's is one of several grocery chains that are selling more locally grown fruits and vegetables. Adam Hochberg, NPR hide caption

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This summer has brought a rush in consumer demand for fresh, locally grown food. The number of farmers' markets has grown more than 50 percent in the past decade and supermarket chains are offering more local produce.

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