KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Balls Food Stores' partnership with Good Natured Family Farms to source local food recently caught the attention of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Kathleen Merrigan visited Kansas City last month to take a firsthand look at the system David Ball, president of Balls Food Stores/Hen House Market, and Diana Endicott, founder of Good Natured Family Farms, have developed and honed during the past decade. The system — which Ball has shared ...

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