IF YOU EAT FOOD, CHANCES ARE YOU HAVE AN INTEREST IN WHERE YOUR FOOD IS COMING FROM.
We believe that the best food is locally sourced food that is in season, because it simply tastes better, costs less, and is good for you. It’s also good for the people who grow it.
Supporting other businesses that also buy local helps ensure there will always be fresh food for your table that didn’t cross the planet to get there. Buy local if you can, so the future of our food can be bright. Like you.
HERE ARE OUR TOP TIPS FOR SUPPORTING LOCAL FOOD PRODUCERS:
Subscribe to a local Community Supported Agriculture program and pick your produce up once a week from the farmer. Options range based on the amount of people you need to feed and the CSA that you choose. Many CSAs borrow backyards and grow food right in the city!
Shop at a local Farmer’s Market or Farmer Stand. Not only can you find great fruits and vegetables grown locally, but you can also get to know your local cheese maker, egg farmer, and rancher.
Talk to your local produce market or grocery store ans ask them to carry local food products when they’re in season. They’re fresher, taste better, and waste way less fossil fuels being transported.
Greater numbers means greater buying power. Gather up as many friends, family, and coworkers as possible and start and food buying co-op. For a small membership fee, the entire co-op can order from local suppliers wholesale that they otherwise would not be able to. Good for the community and good for the wallet!
The best local is your local. Grow your own food and taste the fruit of your labour. It’s a great way to enjoy being outside and to teach children about where food comes from. Believe or not, carrots do not come from a zip-lock bag in the grocery store.
Thinking about where you shop can make a big impact, and buying only what we need can make our money go farther. Every time we make a purchase, we vote for the kind of world we want.
Spend wisely and support local growers & producers if you can.
READY TO GET STARTED?
Choose one thing to go without—or choose three—start today and see what kind of change is possible.