The group published the book on lulu.com, a micro publishing site. See the cover, and get inspired — or inspire your own group of photographers — at this link.
The synopsis from the site: "Why Buy Local? is a look at the importance of purchasing more of our food from local growers. Middle school photography students from University School of Nashville visited the Nashville Farmers' Market to document the lush visual array of fruits and vegetables available on a crisp fall day, interview the farmers and vendors, and learn more about the Local Food movement."
Instructor Mary Entrekin Agee's introduction is a snapshot of the locavore's dilemma, posing, but also answering, some of the questions.
What does it mean to buy local, and eat local? If you buy bananas grown in another country, are you still supporting the local economy? The students contribute a few of their own observations from their trip to the market and to local restaurants. In the introduction, Agee writes:
This semester my film photography students have taken a look at some of the reasons why buying food from local sources is better for us and better for the planet. We started with a taste test of some locally, regionally, and internationally grown apples. Then we looked at how many miles a Gala apple from New Zealand has traveled to get here. Do you know?
(The answer is 8,029 miles.)