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Ten Reasons to Consume Local Foods

Green Lifestyle  (tags: eco-friendly, farms, local, food )

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This industrial approach to food consumption results in more fossil fuels expended, a higher carbon footprint, less fresh, natural and organic food consumption and little economic support for small family farms

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Past Member (0)
Monday May 12, 2014, 10:57 am
I'm extremely lucky to live where local is the most convenient way to go. I can buy quite a bit right at the farms, farmer's market, and roadside stands. We still use honor boxes where you just put out what you have to sell and folks leave money in the box.
Big problem is our very short growing season ~ June, July, August.
But we always support each other because most of our farms are just getting started again after frozen milk prices and taxes bankrupted most of our families.

Kamia T (89)
Monday May 12, 2014, 11:43 am
The biggest reason to shop local is for your own health. Food's nutritive value declines day by day, so even if you can get something shipped to you within a week (don't hold your breath) at a big-box store (where eggs can be up to a YEAR old), eating local gives you food that actually feed you!

Oumar R (3)
Monday May 12, 2014, 11:48 am
when buying locally grown products just don't forget to share the coupons

David C (129)
Monday May 12, 2014, 1:00 pm

Donna G (42)
Monday May 12, 2014, 1:56 pm
We have a farmer's market which runs every Saturday from the first Saturday in May to the last Saturday in October. I've gone to the farmer's market to look at the craft items. But, I have also looked at other locally produced items, especially the produce. I wish I could afford to buy things at the farmer's market; but, these locals mark the produce so high as to price it out of my reach.

I have grown my own produce in the past and I know that it does not cost that much to grow it yourself.. If I had a yard, I would just grow it myself once again.

Colleen L (3)
Monday May 12, 2014, 1:57 pm
Good information. Thanks cher

Ted W (127)
Monday May 12, 2014, 2:13 pm
Noted!! good infor!! Thank you Cher for sharing!!

Birgit W (160)
Monday May 12, 2014, 3:22 pm

Sara S (2)
Monday May 12, 2014, 4:31 pm
Let's hope local food becomes more common.

Dan(iel) M (25)
Monday May 12, 2014, 6:41 pm

Katherine May Williams (0)
Tuesday May 13, 2014, 1:06 am

Sara P (54)
Tuesday May 13, 2014, 7:14 am
That's what I try to do. Thanks for sharing Cher.

Lloyd H (46)
Tuesday May 13, 2014, 8:06 am
You know the one thing about "Local" that always gets me, is that the majority of humans on Planet Earth live in the Temperate Zones, fresh and local is effective for 3-4 months period. And for many Americans, myself included, local is simply not in budgetary constraints at usually 2-3 times the cost when in season. Then there is the matter of fresh for 8-9 months out of the year even canning and freezing local requires the storage space, cupboards and/or freezers. Yes it would be nice but practical and affordable it is not.

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 15, 2014, 1:07 pm
Tonight I consume local ouzo - or raki if you prefer to call it - and I will dedicate three glasses - mini - to care2 and all the guys here :)
Cheers mates!!!
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