Melanie Zanoza Bartelme

Expanding local foods
Chicago-based Here was created to help local, farmers market–worthy produce last longer by turning Midwest-grown fruits and veggies into cold-pressed juices, dressings, and dips. Here works with area farmers and distributes its products solely within the Midwest, and the company hopes to repeat this model nationally within other growing areas, such as the Pacific Northwest.

“Ninety percent of people prefer local if they can. Only 60% actually cook,” says Me…

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