Why is it important to buy local food?
Not only is it a good thing for the environment, but It also helps you develop a connection with the food that goes into your body. Knowing where your food is grown helps to support healthy foods choices and the farmers you believe in.
Did you know that locally grown fruits and vegetables may even be safer to eat? When some produce is imported from long distances and out of season, they might be picked while still unripe and then they are artificially “ripened” with ethylene gas.
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