Health Benefits of Eating Local Produce

Many people are choosing to shop and eat locally grown produce. It’s not only good for your health but it’s good for the environment, economy, and community. The best word that describes eating locally grown produce is “fresh.” Locally grown produce is not trucked in from overseas or from across the country where nutritional value can be lost due to temperature changes and exposure to poor air quality which can begin to degrade the vitamin value.  

When buying and eating locally grown produce you are getting produce at its peak state. Local farms can allow their fruits and vegetables to ripen longer (naturally) which also adds to the nutritional value. 

So why should you shop at Farmers Markets?

  • Buying from your local farmer allows you to support local agriculture. 

You are supporting human beings and the local economy, not massive agribusiness conglomerates. 

  • Fresher Fruits & Veggies

Fruits and vegetables picked at their peak of ripeness are full of rich vitamins .

  • Better Taste

There is no doubt that locally-grown foods just simply taste better.  You will never be able to eat a carrot from the grocery store again!

  • It’s Healthy

There’s just no way around it, eating fresh, locally-grown fruits and veggies are great for your health. And while you’re there, buy yourself some local honey.  It has just the right components for allergy prevention in your neck of the woods, not to mention it’s tasty!

  • Most importantly — it’s just plain fun! 

Farmers Markets are fun for the whole family. Meeting your local community is an excellent way to feel connected to the community around you and increasing health for your body, mind and spirit.

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