Institutions Asked to Pay More For Their Milk
Following the trend of eating local to support farmers in the area, Keep Local Farms is now focusing on milk. While buying fruits and vegetables is a great way to help out, dairy farmers need just as much support. The program is asking institutions to pitch in a little extra money for their dairy.
Consumers will pay a little more for coffee and chocolate to ensure the farmers who produce those foods get a fair wage, so why not ask them to pay more for milk?
That is the notion behind a program designed to raise money for struggling New England dairy farms while educating consumers about those family businesses. Keep Local Farms urges colleges, universities and other institutions in New England to charge a little more for milk, with the extra money going to farmers in the region.