Why Buy Local?
When it comes to helping the environment, buying locally-produced foods makes a lot of sense, and your commitment is as simple as making the local choice when choosing the foods you eat.
The environmental and social benefits of choosing local are significant:
Less distance to market means less energy used for transport, reducing environmental impact.
Support of local farms makes them more economically viable.
Small, local farms create carbon-absorbing greenbelts.
Local farms help to teach children where their food comes from.
Less travel time means that local foods are consumed closer to the time they are harvested, and are therefore more nutrient-rich.
“'We have always farmed this way' ”