Wednesday, January 30, 2013

What is "local" food?

Calling All Superheroes: Save Local, Before It’s Too Late | Fresh Thoughts, Locally Grown
I agree with this blog post and wanted to pass it along. Local is one of the aspects of the sustainable farm movement. Local food means many things including... eating what is in season, eating what is for your climate, reducing shipping, increasing independence, providing redundancy in food sources, raising quality of food, promoting knowledge of food quality, keeping prices low, etc etc. There are so many reasons to buy local.
My primary reason is to foster that relationship with your farmer. Food means health or not. Do you want to trust the colorful label and professionally produced wording or the guy around the corner you can talk with, explore practices, and visit your food being produced?
Food is much too important to trust to a pretty label.

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