- When you purchase food from the people who grew it it is easy to ask them questions about their growing methods, food storage or favorite recipe.
- Shopping at your local farmers market also gives you an opportunity to feel part of your community as you visit with friends and neighbors.
- Enjoy the taste and quality of the food you purchase and feel good knowing that you are helping keep area farmers on their land producing food.
- When you shop at your local farmers market you support: 1. a healthy lifestyle for you and your family. 2 A strong rural economy 3. The security of our local food source. 4. The preservation of agriculture land and knowledge for future generations.
Does your food travel more than you do? When we shop at the grocery store today, we don’t bat an eye at the sight of strawberries in the winter or perfect tomatoes from Holland. We have become accustomed to eating food that is never grown roots in local soil. The average produce grown in the United States travels 1500 miles before it is sold.
Trucking, shipping and flying in food from around the globe has taken a toll on the environment and on public health. Take grapes for example. Every year nearly 270 million pounds of grapes arrive in California. They have traveled 5900 miles on ships and on trucks which releases 7000 tons of air pollution each year. This is enough to cause dozens of asthma attacks and hundreds of missed school days. The way we eat has an enormous impact on the health of the planet. By focusing on local and organic produce, we can curb green-house gasses and air pollution, avoid toxic pesticides, and support local farmers. Your reward…Fresh Local Tasty Food- Straight from the farm to you.