The state says most food consumed in Illinois is imported, and travels around 1,500 miles to reach area stores. The new "Where Fresh Is" logo will help customers identify Illinois-grown foods.
Stu Kainste, of Food Fantasies, Inc., says "Every dollar you spend locally in the community gets turned over in the community if you spend it at a big box store."
The Department of Agriculture says, when spent locally, $.32 more of every dollar stays in the community.
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