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Public market to focus strictly on Mass. products

A public food market in Boston will feature almost exclusively Massachusetts-produced products as part of an effort to create a truly local food outlet that will not sell bananas, oranges, or other staples from outside the state.

The business plan, outlined in documents released by the state yesterday, imposes strict limits on inventory, reminiscent of a time before mass shipping when people had a more seasonal diet based on what the local land and waters made available.

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