San Francisco Assemblywoman Drafts ‘Eat Local, Buy California Grown Day’ Resolution

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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – A San Francisco lawmaker is urging people to make Sundays a time to eat produce and poultry grown in California.

A resolution from Assemblywoman Fiona Ma would designate Sundays as “Eat Local, Buy California Grown Day.”

“Being from an urban district, I didn’t realize that California produces over 400 different products and commodities and we are the bread basket for the nation,” she said.

Ma said that greater awareness can make a big difference.

“If we just start with Sundays, we could increase consumption by 4.2 billion pounds and increase California sales by $26.3 billion,” she said.

KCBS’ Chris Filippi Reports:

Bill Mattos, President of the California Poultry Federation, said most chickens grown in the state will be labeled as such, but it can be more difficult to tell what produce is from local farms.

“A master grocer will be able to tell you what is California and what isn’t,” he said.

The resolution has been approved unanimously by the State Assembly and is now headed to the State Senate.

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