Food grown locally is often picked ripe the day you buy it or was picked within the last 1-2 days when you purchase it. It’s harvested when nature intends as it is ripe and ready to be consumed. When you choose fresh and local you are eating something packed with nutrients, life and vitality.
When you buy direct from a farmer or local food supplier you are creating a connection between eater and grower. As you get to know your local food supplier you can become more in tune with traditional practices and develop a deeper connection to food, farmland and seasonal availability.
By choosing to support local farming and food production we can guarantee the preservation of greenspace, farmland and the rural communities. We can ensure long term food security by putting our food dollars into the pockets of our local food producers.
The deeper we dive into our local communities the richer our relationships and experience can become. Shopping local should be a joyful endevour where we can slow down and appreciate the bounty from the land as well and treasure the skillful creation of fabulous food by talented folks.