Local Eggs at the market

photo by Sofie Dittmann

Why Local?

If you’ve heard about the local foods movement, you might wonder, “What’s so great about local food?”

Better quality:
Local food is fresher, picked at the peak of flavor, and it loses fewer nutrients in transport.

Better for the environment:
Local food uses fewer fossil fuels in transportation, and sustainable farming uses fewer chemicals and promotes biological diversity.

Better for the economy:
Invest in local business, and they’ll invest locally, too. And eating seasonally means food is less expensive, putting money back into your pocket.

Better for the community:
Get to know who grows your food, and share ideas for growing and cooking with fellow local-foods lovers!