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10 Reasons Why Buying Local Is Great For You And The Planet

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Are you tired of shopping in a crowded Wal-mart where everyone is literally rushed, the produce is shipped in from who knows where, and natural, cruelty-free products are few and far between? If so, then give shopping locally a shot!

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Kathleen Mireault (211)
Thursday August 10, 2017, 3:39 pm
S&N. Thx for sharing Fiona!

Fiona Ogilvie (565)
Thursday August 10, 2017, 3:41 pm
Finding out where your local service and food businesses and farmers’ markets are located in your area is only a click away online. If you are not enirely sure why buying locally is important, please check out this handy list. Does your family not understand why you only want to buy your food from farmers’ markets or buy homemade soap from your neighbors?

1. Fresher food is available at your local market.
2 There is way less packaging involved.
3. Buying local helps the local economy.
4. Buying local helps support your neighbors.
5. You know where your food comes from if you buy it at the local farmers' market.
6. Buying local is actually better for the planet.
7. The experience is way more fun.
8. You get to meet your farmers.
9. It can help you save money.
And 10. Buying local gives you the opportunity to buy in bulk.

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David C (127)
Thursday August 10, 2017, 3:46 pm

JL A (281)
Thursday August 10, 2017, 9:20 pm
Thanks Fiona--my local stores have clear labels on what is local--which includes coffee and bread in addition to produce.

Ben O (142)
Friday August 11, 2017, 7:30 am
Right, and organic of course!

Trish K (29)
Friday August 11, 2017, 7:52 am
Buying local for me means spending more time outside in the sunny orchards and with baby animals.

Freya H (358)
Friday August 11, 2017, 12:51 pm
I haven't been to a farmer's market in a long time. I need to visit one! Meanwhile, I live near a Sprouts, and they often have local produce.

Colleen L (3)
Friday August 11, 2017, 6:13 pm
Agree. Plus I enjoy growing my own vegetables and fruits. Thanks Fiona

Danuta Watola (1251)
Sunday August 13, 2017, 1:57 am

Ian Crory (31)
Monday August 14, 2017, 1:05 pm
TY :)

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Tuesday August 15, 2017, 8:35 am
Noted, Thank you

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 15, 2017, 10:34 am
Agree 100%. Wish more would realize it's importance. thx Fiona

Fiona Ogilvie (565)
Tuesday August 15, 2017, 10:42 am
Thank everyone for noting. Thank everyone for the wonderful comments.

Freya, during the hot six months of the year here in the Phoenix area, the farmers' markets close. I do all of my produce buying at Sprouts. Some of the produce is not grown locally because of the heat.

When I lived in Vermont, I grew most of my dried and froze a lot. In Vermont in the Summer the Farmers' markets are open.......but I did not go and buy. During the Winter, I bought at local markets....all organic but not locally grown.

TOM TREE (246)
Tuesday August 15, 2017, 1:30 pm
TOTALLY AWESOME !! Thank You for Sharing .....

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Friday August 18, 2017, 7:45 am
Noted, Thanks

Margie FOURIE (148)
Saturday August 26, 2017, 7:12 am
Prefer growing local

Margie FOURIE (148)
Sunday August 27, 2017, 2:06 am
Thanks again

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 17, 2017, 9:28 am
Thanks for sharing
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