Bello Vino Market owner Louis Ferris grows 30% of his store's produce
on his own 85-acre farm located just miles away from the grocery store.
What the store can't get from the farm it strives to
buy as locally as possible, relying heavily on the Amish
community around the town of Homer, said Jennifer Ferris,
daughter of Louis Ferris and vice president of the store. In
all, about 80 percent of the store's produce over the
course of the year comes from what can fairly be called
local sources, she said.
Bello Vino customer Judy Dyer said knowing much of the food
she buys there is locally produced is important to her for
reasons of ecology, even though she wasn't aware what
farm may be producing it.
"I know that they sell local products, and I buy
that,'' Dyer said.
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