In this day and age, it’s important to know where what you eat comes from. There are a number of reasons why eating locally is much more beneficial for your health, your community, and the environment. When you eat locally, you can be sure you’re not just buying delicious, healthy produce, you’re also contributing to a supply chain that treats all its links equally, taking every effect a process has into account.
One of the best things you can do for your community is keeping money circling around it. Money circulating through your community means you pay the farmer directly, he invests that money back into your food through equipment, more animals, and more. It’s a cycle that gives back with a trade-off that’s well worth it in the end.
When you buy products from national and industrial farms you’re supporting a handful of very harmful practices, animal cruelty, industrial farming, GMO’s, monocultures, even the emissions spent getting that produce form its place of origin to your supermarket, which could easily be thousands of miles away. It all adds up.