To support local farmers today, to ensure there are farms in our communities tomorrow, and that future generations will have access to nourishing, flavorful food.
Why Buy Local
- MORE FLAVORFUL:
Local produce provides fresh taste at its peak.
- MORE NUTRITIOUS:
Local produce contains higher levels of nutrients
- GENETICALLY DIVERSE:
Local produce offers more variety.
- ENERGY CONSCIOUS:
Local produce reduces fossil fuel use for transport, machinery, fertilizers and pesticides.
- SUPPORTIVE OF THE LOCAL FARMER:
Buying local sets an example for making conscious choices for our health and our environment.
Sustainability includes a set of agricultural practices that are healthy, do not harm the environment, respect works, are humane to animals, provide fair wages to farmers and support farming communities.
Characteristics of sustainable agriculture include:
- CONSERVATION AND PRESERVATION:
Waste stays within the farm’s ecosystem, and transportation and fossil fuel use are minimized.
Local farms raise a variety of plants and animals that are rotated around the fields to enrich soil and prevent disease and pest outbreak.
- ANIMAL WELFARE:
Animals carry out natural behavior, such as grazing, rooting and pecking, and are fed a more natural diet.
- ECONOMIC VIABILITY:
Farmers become less dependent on government subsidies.
- SOCIALLY JUST:
Workers are paid a fair wage, and offered a safe environment.