That means fresh fruit and veggies that are grown locally! I know, these things are available year round, but they’re not as good when they have to be shipped from another country. Each day in transit to your grocery store means that they’re losing vital nutrients.
Kara has written a fantastic blog about buying produce at your local farmers market. Buying locally means your food is fresher and it’s jam packed with the vitamins that we need!
Fortunately for all of us, there’s a way to side step all these problems, and it just so happens to be tasty and rewarding as well! Local food (bet you never saw that coming) not only doesn’t have the transportation and packaging costs, a lot of it is organic, and therefore doesn’t have the pesticide and fertilizer costs either. In addition, buying local food supports local farms, farmers, and economies. Oh, and the food itself is fresher, more nutritious, and tastes much better. Hard to beat, isn’t it?
So this summer, make a promise to yourself to eat more local food. Let’s face it, it’s not often that you get to do something for yourself, the planet, and your community all in one go, so what are you waiting for?!
Check it out and let us know, do you plan on eating more local food?