Every time you purchase food, you make a choice that’s more important than just what’s for dinner.
Locally grown food tastes better.
Several studies have shown that the average distance food travels from farm to
plate is 1,500 miles. Local food was probably picked within the past day or two.
Local produce is better for you.
Produce loses nutrients during the time from farm to table. Organic growing practices encourage farmers to focus more on nutrient density than shippability.
Local food supports local farm families.
Local farmers who sell directly to customers get full retail price for their food. At a typical supermarket, farmers now get less than 10 cents of the retail food dollar. Our agricultural landscape will survive only as long as farms are financially viable.
Local food supports a clean environment and benefits wildlife.
A farm focused on soil quality benefits more than just the end product. When supporting local, you are supporting good stewards of land, who value fertile soil and clean water. In addition, the habitat of the farm is the perfect environment for wildlife.