Tampa Bay Times, April 13, 2016 - This article from Florida on "green washing", the marketing of all things local when almost everything is from elsewhere, is probably the most important article I read this year. The author did some excellent and credible work, not to hurt these restaurants, but to point out that they are not supporting local farmers.
This exploitation of local farmers extends to processed goods too. Check that jar of pickles and find out where the cucumbers were grown. In all fairness, food artisans contribute a great deal to our local economies and need to be supported. But let's be clear, most are not buying from local farms. When you buy these products, you are supporting local businesses but you are Not supporting agriculture.
So, dear readers, whatcha gonna to do about this?