Choos­ing food from lo­cal sites

The Standard Journal - - Lifestyle -

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.

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