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Why Buying Local Food Is Better For Everyone

 

July 23, 2018

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Experts say buying local isn't just something that's good for the enviroment. It can be an investment in your personal health.

Why buy local?

What are the benefits of increasing the amount of food purchased from local growers? When a fruit or vegetable is in season, the produce has peak nutritional value as well as optimal flavor and texture. Shopping locally supports our local job market and allows small farms to continue doing what they do best (growing our food supply). Buying from local farmers can also benefit the environment.

For example, many farmers use organic practices in the area. This method of farming reduces potentially harmful substances from entering the soil and water supply. Plus, some organic...



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