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Fresh Central Brings Local Produce To Cenla Restaurants

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5)--Fresh, local produce was on the menu at 10 Central Louisiana restaurants Thursday.

The Fresh Central "Farm to Restaurant" Pilot program, which connects local farmers with restaurants and caterers, continued its 16-week run Thursday. One goal of the program is to make the process easier for restaurants to buy directly from local farmers.

"When people have better access to fresh food, they eat more fresh food. And as a result, they eat healthier food. And cleda strongly believes that healthy people means a healthy economy,"  CLEDA member John Dean said.

Restaurants from Alexandria, Leesville, and Marksville participated in Thursday's program.  
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