You visit an independently owned, locally based store where you meet the proprietor and purchase a scarf. The scarf was made by a local knitter with wool sourced from sheep on a nearby farm. At the fa...
rm, the feed is grown from seed distributed by a local company whose packets were printed by a local letterpress printer. And on and on. This hyperlocal supply chain is still very far from the reality of today’s markets, but if a locavore fairy tale could happen anywhere, Asheville seems poised to be that happily-ever-after place.
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