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Why Buy Local
The concept of buying local is simply to buy food grown as close to your home as possible. Sustainable agriculture is a way of raising food that is healthy, does not harm the environment, respects workers, is humane to animals, provides fair wages to farmers, and supports and enhances rural communities. Sustainable farms are run by family farmers who are hardworking, honest, and sincere people. They work all hours of the day and night to bring you the freshest, tastiest, best quality food available. You are an important part of sustainable farming….
By making the choice to buy local, you will empower yourself by understanding exactly where your food comes from and how it was produced. We all need to build a greater awareness to understand the details of the most important medicine we give ourselves, our food.
Since your produce will be from local farms, it will not have to be transported and stored for days or weeks. The produce that you receive has often been picked 24-48 before it arrives on your doorstep! Food from far away is older, has traveled long distances in trucks or planes, and has spent a great deal of time in warehouses or supermarket shelves before it finally gets to your table. You will be amazed with how good it tastes, and it will stay fresh longer since it was only picked the day before! Plus, the less time that passes between farm and table, the fewer nutrients fresh produce will lose.
There are many questions that consumers may not know the answers to if they are shopping at a grocery store. A few of these questions might be:
•Who grows the fruits and vegetables, and where is the farm located?
• How big is the farm?
• Does the farmer use chemical pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers on his crops?
• Are any of the fruit or vegetable varieties genetically engineered (GMO)?
Mother Earth Produce is committed to knowing these answers for you, and we cannot wait for our community to share the benefits! Where you spend your money influences everything. Since you are choosing to purchase your produce locally through Mother Earth Produce, you are making the wise choice to reduce "food miles", and you will support the local farmers who are preserving our environment through sustainable practices.
Together we are creating a sustainable farmer's marketplace...