This study provides a comprehensive literature-review-based overview of the current understanding of local food systems, including: alternative definitions; estimates of market size and reach; descriptions of the characteristics of local food consumers and producers; and an examination of early evidence on the economic and health impacts of such systems. Iran has a long history of traditional markets in the towns and villages in the north, Some of which came from foreign tourists in the north of Iran were subject to local markets. Considering that local markets have a long history in the Middle East, especially the Iranian cities and the economic transactions of an important cultural functions are also enjoys cultural transmission of rich and tangled that alone will cause cultural richness.

Bahareh Parsa Motlagh1, Alireza Koocheki2, Mehdi Nassiri Mahallati2,
Mehdi Ramezani3,

Credit Content and Photo: International Journal of Plant Research Vol. 1, No. 2, 2015, pp. 54-66 and
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