Charlotte Regional Partnership http://wfae.org en Eat Local? Try Locally-Processed Food http://wfae.org/post/eat-local-try-locally-processed-food <p>To "eat local" typically means dining on fresh produce, meat and dairy from nearby farms. But WFAE's Julie Rose discovered another way to "eat local" that is a thriving industry in the Charlotte region.</p><p>The Charlotte Regional Partnership estimates there are more than 200 companies <em>processing food </em>locally with some 15,000 employees and $5 billion in yearly sales.</p><p>Let's dine on the fruits of <em>their labor. </em></p><p>First to the meat counter. Perdue and Tyson have huge poultry processing plants in our region.</p> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 10:02:00 +0000 Julie Rose 17187 at http://wfae.org Eat Local? Try Locally-Processed Food