Why buy local?
Local produce is picked fresh and tastes great. Foods imported from other locations are often picked before they are ripe and are forced to ripen during shipping.
Buying foods from local farmers will help your family understand where their food comes from and will connect you to people who produce the food you eat.
Buying foods from local farms supports the local economy and helps keep them in business. It also helps create local jobs.
Buying products close to home is good for the environment because it reduces pollution from extra packaging and transportation.
Buying local is a great way to reduce your ecological footprint or personal impact on the environment (ecological footprint is a calculation of the resources needed to produce the crops, food, roads, buildings, and other goods and services we use and consume).