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Why Eat Local
Why Eat Local?
- The shorter the distance food has to travel, the fewer greenhouse gasses get emitted.
- Local food looks and tastes better.
- The shorter the trip from the farm to your table, the more nutrients get preserved.
- Because smaller local farms often grow a wide variety of crops to ensure for resilience against pests and weather, and to ensure a longer harvest season, genetic diversity gets maintained.
- Local food supports local families and the local economy.
- Local food builds community. It’s good to know your farmer!
- Local food preserves open space.
- Local food keeps taxes down because farmers contribute more in taxes than they require in services (unless the barn burns down).
- Local food contributes to local food security.