Walmart, other major retailers increase offering of locally grown food

Sunday, December 19, 2010 | 8:00 p.m. CST; updated 8:57 p.m. CST, Monday, December 20, 2010

COLUMBIA — The idea of local food is powerfully linked to farmers markets, and smaller growers tend to dominate and sell their produce at stands or out of the back of trucks. Customers and farmers know each other by name. The produce is uberfresh, just harvested.