Taste the difference.
Most foods purchased locally have been picked inside of 24 hours, unlike supermarket food that may have been picked weeks or months before. They are fresh and full of flavor!
Know what you’re eating.
Buying food today is complicated. What pesticides were used? Was that chicken free range or did it grow up in a box? People who eat locally find it easier to get answers. Many people build relationships with farmers whom they trust. And if in doubt,
they can drive out to the farms and see for themselves.
Meet your neighbors.
Local eating is social. Studies show that people shopping at farmers’ markets have 10 times more conversations than their counterparts at the supermarket.
Get in touch with the seasons.
When you eat locally you eat what’s in season. You’ll remember that cherries are the taste of summer. Even in winter, comfort foods like squash soup and pancakes just make sense – a lot more sense than flavorless cherries from the other side of the world.
Support small farms and your local economy.
In areas with strong local markets, the family farm is reviving.
You will feel better than ever when you consume locally-grown vegetables and fewer processed products, sample a wider variety of foods, and eat fresh food at its nutritional peak.
For more information, visit: 100milediet.org