Why Eating Local In-Season Food Matters
Like most people, when you buy produce from grocery stores, many of the fruits and vegetables you get access to come from other parts of the country, or the world where they can grow in that season.
Globalization while good for some things, has created an imbalance in our food system. Tomatoes late winter, or eggplants in early spring, or a rare fruit that was imported from the other side of the world, take thousands of miles and energy to get to us.
Now that our local food supply is at risk, eating local and in-season food is very important–not only for flavor and nutritional value, but it creates a more sustainable local community.
BETTER FOR YOU
Local, in-season farm-fresh organic produce is more nutritious, taste better, and peak harvested.
BETTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
Out-of-season and imported produce require chemicals and pesticides to keep fresh, typically picked green to ripen during travel.
BETTER FOR THE COMMUNITY
Supporting your local farmers, farmworkers, and vendors creates a sustainable economy