3 Reasons to buy local food
#1: Did you know the food on your plate travels an average of 1500 miles? Another way to lower your carbon footprint, besides composting, is to buy local food. For us, we define local food as grown within 100 miles.
#2: Plants start dying as soon as they are harvested, meaning the farther it's traveled, the more nutrients are lost. Simply put, local food has a higher nutrient content.
#3: You know how strawberries taste better during February? This is because the strawberries were able to ripen on the plant, and then picked. When you buy food that has to travel hundreds of miles, it has to be picked before it has a chance to ripen.