Buying and Eating Local

As you are planning your grocery shopping for the coming week challenge yourself to think about how you can Buy Local or maybe even plan for next year to plant a small garden!!

Why does eating local matter?

Purchasing from local farms/ companies isn’t just good for your taste buds, it’s good for your community, our economy and the environment at large.

The shorter the distance food has to travel from farm to table reduces fossil fuel consumption and carbon emissions involved in transporting food around the country.

Supporting local farmers keeps dollars in your community and economy. It helps ensure that your State's agricultural traditions remain strong and keeps people working the lands that have been in their families for generations.

Eating local gives you access to fresher produce that does not need to be sustained by chemical or other enhancements to ensure a longer shelf-life.

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