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Why Should You Buy Local Foods?

It's Personally Healthy...

It's healthier for your body, mind and soul because eating local is naturally nutritious as nature intended. FACT: Crops picked at the peak of maturity contain more nutrients. LEARN MORE >>


It's Environmentally Green...

It's greener because eating local consumes less transport energy and therefore consumes less fuel. FACT: Small independent farms with diversified crops do less harm to the environment. Local ownership means local stewardship. LEARN MORE >>


It's Economically Sustainable...

It's more sustainable than large-scale mono-crop farming because it doesn't deplete natural and economic resources. FACT: Bio-diversified farming practices preserve the soil and require less fortification. Money paid to local independent farms stays in the local economy. LEARN MORE >>

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