Support Local Farmers—Buy Local Produce

We’ve compiled the top reasons you should support local farmers and buy local produce.

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We could go on and on about why you should support your local farmers. The benefits are endless! Your health, the environment and the economy will thank you.

Top 7 Health-Related Benefits

  1. You know exactly where your food is coming from.
  2. You have a direct source: the farmer. So you can ask him/her any questions you have, including exactly how the food was grown.
  3. You steer clear of foods grown with harmful pesticides, hormones and antibiotics.
  4. The food is bright and full of flavor.
  5. It’s the freshest of the fresh—harvested for locals like you.
  6. The yummy fruits and veggies are in-season.

Top 2 Non-Health-Related Benefits

  1. You’re supporting your local economy by:
    • Keeping money in the community
    • Creating more local jobs
  2. You’re helping the environment by:
    • Decreasing food miles that cause pollution and unnecessary use of natural resources
    • Not supporting unsustainable farming methods that cause water, land and air pollution

The moral of the story: supporting local farmers equals supporting your health, the economy and the environment. What could be better?

See you at the farmer’s market!

About the Author

This blog was written by Erin Flowers. As a writer and editor, Erin keeps a close eye on the details. Erin thoroughly researches each topic, fact checking and source searching to give our readers helpful resources for raising chickens, homesteading, and growing lawns and gardens. Erin graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor's degree in advertising. She began working with Southland Organics in 2018. Learn more about Erin here.

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