The California Farm Bureau Federation reports:
Those of us who live on the West Coast are more likely to purchase locally grown food than people in most other parts of the country, according to a study that tracks the growth of local food sales. The report says the marketing of local foods grossed nearly $4.8 billion a year nationwide. Farms on the West Coast accounted for nearly one-quarter of the nation's local-food sales. Consumers in metropolitan areas and in the Northeast also bought local food at a higher-than average rate.
The Capital Press offers more details (via AP) here.