Choosing food from local sites
There are a variety of reasons why people chose to eat locally grown food, according to industry professionals.
Topping the list is expense since eating fresh and finding the seasonal local foodstuffs can be expensive – if you do all your shopping at the supermarket.
However, farmers markets offer an option for budget conscious shoppers.
Typically, vendors offer fresh from the field fruits and vegetables at a comparable or lower price than found at other sites.
Shopping for what is bountifully in season, and thus locally overstocked, can mean big savings.
Many people note that spending money at home helps supports local merchants, farmers and other growers and helps sustain the people producing the types of foodstuffs that you wish to buy.
Because local growers don’t have to add preservatives or pick produce weeks early to ensure they’ll produce will keep during shipping, local foods can be consumed at the peak of freshness and ripeness – when they taste their very best.
By leveraging the seasonal and cyclic variations that naturally occur, your palate will never become dull and monochromatic, he promises. A pleasant dining experience directly lights up our primal happy-happy joy-joy place, an experience that contributes directly to overall well being.
All the reasons for purchasing high-quality ingredients locally ultimately circle back and rest upon the concept of sustainability.