The time is still right for local foods. Farmers' markets continue to grow in numbers. So do Community Supported Agriculture groups. People want to know more about the food they buy, and the consumer press has turned the spotlight on CSAs, co-ops and other community endeavors. Meanwhile, a new study from Mintel, Chicago, not surprisingly shows that local products present retailers with a big marketing opportunity. Some are grabbing it — right now. “The closest farmers' market is at your ...

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