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locally sourced food

Is "farm to table" a myth?

You might have seen the remarkably thorough piece from the Tampa Bay Times that has gone viral, called "Farm to Fable." Journalist Laura Reiley tracked the "local food" claims of dozens of restaurants, and found that many simply lie. Her piece has sparked conversation about so-called farm-to-table restaurants across the country.

We talk to Reiley about how she discovered the deceptions, and we talk to local chefs about how they communicate with their customers. Our guests:

Eating locally sourced food is fine when the weather is warmer, but what happens when the weather turns colder...and it snows? The options are growing and we have a panel that can shine a light on our options: