Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Top 10 Reasons to Buy Local Food

1. Locally grown food tastes better!

Food grown in your own community was probably picked within the past day or two. It's crisp, sweet and loaded with flavor. Produce flown or trucked in from California, Florida, Chile or Holland is quite understandably, much older. Several studies have shown that the average distance food travels from farm to plate is 1,500 miles. In a weeklong (or more) delay from harvest to dinner table, sugars turn to starches, plants cells shrink and produce loses its vitality.

Adapted from Growing For Market, the national monthly journal for direct market farmers. PO Box 3747 Lawrence, Kansas 66046 785-748-0605 Email:growing4market@earthlink.net

Check back for the reasons countdown!

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