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State promotes restaurants that feature local products

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Owner Jason Warren uses local products as much as possible Owner Jason Warren uses local products as much as possible
the state is encouraging restaurants to use local grown products the state is encouraging restaurants to use local grown products
The new program will foster relationships with farmers and chefs The new program will foster relationships with farmers and chefs
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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The state is now working with the Georgia Restaurant Association to encourage restaurants to use locally-grown products.

The Georgia Grown Restaurant Program is a new extension of the state Agriculture Department's Georgia Grown marketing program.

The owner of Our Daily Bread in downtown Albany uses local products as much as possible. Jason Warren says that's good for restaurants, customers, and farmers. "When you go to Atlanta, one of the best farmer's markets up there, but a lot of that stuff comes from out of the country. And it's hard to understand why we would buy stuff from other countries when we got our local people that are already growing it here, and they really do struggle to find a place to sell it," Warren said.

The new program will foster relationships between farmers and chefs and help promote restaurants that feature Georgia Grown products.

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