Thursday, February 21, 2008
When you purchase products indigenous to your region, you are supporting farmers and merchants and enabling them to thrive and continue to bring high quality foods to consumers. Less travel for products means reducing waste of natural resources such as petroleum, as well as cutting down on pollution and toxins in the environment. Local food is not exposed to the same pollutants as its global counterparts, and therefore is healthier to consume. Support your local farmer markets, co-ops, small independently-owned businesses, farmers and merchants. Your body and the planet will thank you.