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REASONS TO SHOP LOCAL

1. LOCAL FOOD TASTES BETTER

The average distance food travels is 1500 miles resulting in loss of sweetness and crispness.

2. LOCAL PRODUCE IS BETTER FOR YOU

Studies have found that produce loses nutrients quickly! The fresher it is the better it is for you,

3. LOCAL FOOD KEEPS YOUR TAXES IN CHECK

On average, for every $1 in revenue raised by residential development, governments spend $1.17 on services, thus requiring higher taxes for all taxpayers. For every $1 of revenue raised by farms, forest, or other open space on 34 cents is spent on services.

4. LOCAL FOOD GMO-FREE

Although biotechnology companies have been trying to commercialize genetically modified fruits and vegetables, they are currently licensing them only to large factory-style farms. Local farmers don’t have access to genetically modified seed, and most of them wouldn’t use it even if they could.

5. LOCAL FOOD BUILDS COMMUNITY

When you buy direct from the farmer, you are re-establishing a time-honored connection. Knowing the farmers gives you insight into the seasons, the weather, and the miracle of raising food. Relationships built on understanding and trust can thrive.