Benefits of buying locally
Better for the planet
Buying food locally helps the environment enormously as it helps in reducing your food miles. By cutting down on food miles, you’re reducing the environmental impact on your food. Consequently, this cuts down on fuel consumption and air pollution.
As food you buy within your own community are made locally, they are fresh and more nutritious than food that do not have a long transportation time.
Helps Local Workforce and economy
The money that is spent with local farmers and growers all stays close to home and is reinvested with businesses and services in your community. Also, when buying locally, you’re helping your local workforce to grow and succeed.
You know where your food comes from
Many people ignore information about how the food they are eating is produced or where they come from. Being aware of these crucial information is important as you are more enlightened about the ingredients that goes into the food you’re eating. This connects you to your food and allows you to make healthier choices for yourself.