WHy Buy local?
good for you
Local food is fresher and tastes better than food that has been trucked or flown in from thousands of miles away. Local food also has a higher nutritional value because it is seasonal and there is a shorter time between harvest and your table.
good for your community
Money spent with local farmers, growers, artisans, and locally-owned purveyors all stays close to home. It works to build your local economy instead of being handed over to a corporation in another city, state, or country. Since the food moves through fewer hands, more of the money you spend tends to get to the people growing it.
Good for our environment
By purchasing locally grown foods you help maintain farmland and green and/or open space in your community. In addition, local food doesn't have to travel far which reduces carbon dioxide emissions and the need for packing materials.