How a Fruit and Vegetable Auction in Rural Ohio Helps Appalachian Farmers Thrive

Boosting in-state food purchases to 15 percent could increase farm incomes by $2.5 billion.

By Erin McCoy

Boxes of jade beans ready to be auctioned off.

Bob Fedyski was adamant: his friend, Chef Matt Rapposelli, needed to check out the Chesterhill Produce Auction.

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