- Local food travels a smaller distance from "farm to fork". Shorter distances equal fewer food miles, which in turn produce less carbon dioxide and therefore, less global warming.
- By eating foods that are grown locally, we preserve our regional farmland. This protects open space and encourages environmentally responsible farming practices.
- Buying and eating locally grown foods fosters a sense of community and develops a relationship with your area farmers.
- Buying and eating locally grown foods enables smaller farms to compete.
So which is best - organic or local? Personally, I vote for both! Visit your local farmers' market. Many times you will find local farmers that also farm organically.
We are looking for stores that carry locally grown, organic foods. If you have a store in your town, drop us a line and let us know!