When you buy local, you not only get great-tasting,
exceptionally fresh, flavorful food, you also:
Support your farming neighbors.
We all want to keep farming alive
and support endangered family farms in our area, and buying local
is the best way to do it! Even if you’re not from the area,
take pride in knowing that your purchase supports small family farmers
and agriculture in the region.
Safeguard your family’s
When you buy
food from local farmers you trust, you know your food from farm
to table, and you
can visit the farm to see how the food is grown or raised.
the local economy.
Your money stays in town where it benefits everyone
and builds a stronger local economy.
Protect the local and global
Locally speaking, small-scale farming helps keep the
land we all care about open and green, while
conserving, and often enhancing, natural resources. Local food
also doesn’t have to travel far. This significantly reduces
fossil fuel usage, emissions, and packaging materials--issues of
Get to enjoy a social, family-oriented experience.
Buying local connects you with people in your community and provides
shopping experience. When you buy local, you get to know the
story of your food and the people who grew it.
So, BUY FRESH, BUY
and fill your plate with seasonal, locally grown food!
To learn more about all the benefits of locally grown food and sustainable farming, please visit our Foodshed Alliance website.