WAUSAU ? As a growing nationwide movement, locally grown food has a range of benefits to offer. More and more families are making the choice to buy food from local food producers, even if it’s just a portion of their weekly grocery supply – and area chefs are increasingly using locally grown foods in their menu selections.

At 10 a.m. May 23, Wisconsin Public Radio “Route 51” host Shereen Siewert welcomes Chef C of Stevens Point along with Central Rivers Farmshed Executive Director Layne Cozzolino to talk about the local food movement in central and northern Wisconsin.

“Route 51” airs at 10 a.m. on Thursdays on The Ideas Network stations 101.3 & 91.9/Wausau, AM 930/Auburndale-Stevens Point, 99.1/Stevens Point, 100.9/Marshfield, 90.3/Park Falls, 89.1/Adams-Wisconsin Rapids, and 89.9/Rhinelander-Eagle River. It is re-broadcast Fridays at 7 p.m. on 90.9/Wausau. Program archives are available at wpr.org/route51.