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Farmers at Peace Cafe Stress Benefits for Buying Local GoodsSubmitted: 02/19/2013
Story By Ryan Abney

EAGLE RIVER - Our busy lives can make eating healthy a challenge. Not to mention, the right food often comes with a bigger price tag.

But some farmers hope to make it clear it doesn't have to cost more. Sugar Camp Farmer Brendan Tuckey spoke at Eagle River's Peace Cafe today. He's produced only organic crops for three years. He just wants people to give the local guys a chance.

"There's starting to get a movement of farmers markets and local producers that are very willing to supply people with the highest quality foods they can possibly get. We just need people to recognize that and investigate us and possibly buy from us."

But Tuckey says quality isn't the only thing that's better about his crops. He thinks shopping closer to home can also help the economy.

"It's part of our mission as farmers to educate people on how they can be healthier. How their consumer choices are affecting other people in their community and also around the world."

Tuckey plans on delivering his message to other cities in the Northwoods.


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The call for help came in to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department at 7:00 Tuesday night.

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Investigation showed an 80-year-old Merrill man was making a left turn onto Maple Road.

He turned in front an oncoming car driven by a 66-year-old Deerbrook man.

Both drivers and a passenger were taken to the hospital.

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