Home / Discover / Features / Food For Thought / Reasons To Eat Locally

Reasons To Eat Locally

by Liam Williams
3 comments

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 from its place of origin to your supermarket, which could easily be thousands of miles away. It all adds up.

Related Articles

3 comments

What Produce To Use During The Winter - TexasRealFood Discover March 4, 2020 - 1:37 pm

[…] Winter could be a stressful season even for a healthy person and especially so for someone who’s been having health problems already. However, using more of the seasonal vegetables could help with this and in the process make your diet more diverse and more interesting. Purchasing seasonal goods also helps local farmers. […]

Reply
Which Texas Farmers Markets Are Open 27th and 28th February? - Texas Mom Blog - TexasRealFood February 26, 2021 - 3:58 am

[…] For starters, go down to your local farmers market. Get what you can. There may not be a whole lot, but there are eggs, poultry, baked goods, honey, veggies and fruit. Shopping locally can help the local economy grow and prosper. Here is a list of reasons why you should shop and eat locally. […]

Reply
Best Farmers Markets In Texas - Texas Mom Blog - TexasRealFood May 14, 2021 - 1:24 am

[…] who simply want the produce to make a quick and healthy launch. The produce sold at this market is locally and sustainably […]

Reply

Leave a Comment