Fresh produce grown organically is one of the most wholesome, healthy foods you can consume. Most organic fresh produce contains nutrients, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals vital to a healthy diet. Usually, produce purchased at supermarkets are grown using conventional or synthetic pesticides, fertilizers, artificial flavors, colors, waxes or preservatives or other non-organic ingredients. These modern growing methods have proved to be harmful to wildlife and human health.
Local food is fresher and tastes better than food that has been trucked or flown in from thousands of miles away. Think you can't taste the difference between lettuce picked yesterday and lettuce picked last week, factory-washed, and sealed in plastic? Do a taste-test at home. I'm betting you can. In-season, locally grown tomatoes burst with flavor that's easy to forget if you only eat ones that are artificially ripened with gas.
The environmental question of where your food comes from is bigger than its carbon footprint. By buying foods grown and raised closer to where you live, you help maintain farmland and green space in your area.
Knowing your farmer connects you to the people who raise and grow it – to your community!