Ensures freshness and flavor. Less distance from farm to plate means fresher more flavorful food. You can taste the difference!
Supports the regional economy. Buying local food keeps money circulating in your community.
Supports family farmers. When you buy directly from a local farm, the farmer receives a larger portion of the food dollar.
Protects open space and farmland. Supporting local farms ensures beautiful, lush farmlands are preserved.
Builds community. You establish a connection with your local farmer while socializing with other community members at farmers’ markets and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms.
Protects natural resources. 90% of the fossil fuels used in the global food system goes to packaging, transporting and marketing. Buying locally greatly reduces our dependence on fossil fuels.