A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from May 02, 2013
“Local Food: Thousands of Miles Fresher”

"Local Food: Thousands of Miles Fresher” is a popular bumper sticker that was created by the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP) of Asheville, North Carolina, in 2003. The statement that local foods are “thousands of miles fresher” was cited in print a little before the bumper sticker. “Our customers are those who can appreciate that our produce is thousands of miles fresher than supermarket produce” was said by Tom Roberts and Lois Labbe, Snakeroot Organic Farm, Pittsfield, ME, and printed in The New Farmers’ Market (2001).

“With local products, as it’s often said, it’s usually thousands of miles fresher” was cited in print in 2008.


Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (Asheville, NC)
FromHere
Thousands of miles fresher!


Google Books
The New Farmers’ Market:
Farm-fresh Ideas for Producers, Managers & Communities

By Vance Corum, Marcie A. Rosenzweig and Eric Gibson
Auburn, CA: New World Pub.; White River Junction, VT: Distributed by Chelsea Green Pub. Co.
2001
Pg. 38:
“Our customers are those who can appreciate that our produce is thousands of miles fresher than supermarket produce.” — Tom Roberts and Lois Labbe, Snakeroot Organic Farm, Pittsfield, ME

28 March 2003, Asheville (NC) Citizen-Times, “Buying local produce means getting healthier food, as well as supporting WNC’s farmers,” pg. A6:
Not only is locally grown food thousands of miles fresher, he says, the consumer can get to know the farmer and see how the food is grown.

6 October 2003, Asheville (NC) Citizen-Times, “Eating organic foods invests” by Elizabeth Pavka, pg. B3:
The bumper sticker read “Local Food: Thousands of Miles Fresher.” I picked it up in early September at the OrganicFest in Asheville.

Reduce Footprints
THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2008
Local Foods ... Thousands of Miles Fresher
Have you ever taken a bite of a tomato right off the vine? The taste is amazing ... so much better than anything one could buy at a store. And did you know that the nutritional content of a vegetable begins to diminish the moment it is picked? So ... if our food comes from the other side of the country ... or a completely different country ... how many vitamins and minerals are left in it by the time it hits our plate? Not much.

The Patriot Ledger (Quincy, MA)
Desire for homemade goods on the rise
By Andrew Lightman
Posted Aug 09, 2008 @ 02:00 AM
(...)
“They know where it’s coming from,” Dwyer said. “It’s coming from several miles away from where they’re shopping. ... With local products, as it’s often said, it’s usually thousands of miles fresher.”

BlueRidgeNow.com (Hendersonville, NC)
Apple Fest proves fresh is best here in county
Sandy Tallant
Chamber
Published: Monday, August 30, 2010 at 4:30 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, August 29, 2010 at 9:20 p.m.
(...)
The Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project, whose slogan is “Local Food Thousands of miles fresher!” works to create and expand local food markets that will preserve our agricultural heritage, give everyone access to fresh, healthy food and keep our farmers farming.

Google Books
Reclaiming Our Food:
How the Grassroots Food Movement Is Changing the Way We Eat

By Tanya Denckla Cobb
North Adams, MA: Storey Publishing
2011
Pg. 250:
“Local Food: Thousands of Miles Fresher” is the mantra of the Applachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP) in Asheville, North Carolina (page 243), which works to build markets for local food.
(...)
BUMPER STICKERS ASAP has given out hundreds of thousands of bumper stickers carrying the message “Local Food: Thousands of Miles Fresher.”

Fairbanks (AK) Daily News-Miner
Farmer’s Market a great source of local produce, homemade goods
Posted: Monday, June 13, 2011 2:53 pm | Updated: 1:16 pm, Wed Jan 16, 2013.
By Staff Report
(...)
A truism one former vendor was fond of saying to customers was, “The produce is thousands of miles fresher than anything you can buy at grocery stores.”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Thursday, May 02, 2013 • Permalink