Buying local gives you freedom of choice for your family’s health & nutrition
Knowing where your food comes from and how it is grown or raised enables you to choose fresh food from farmers whose practices you support.
Eating local foods affords us the enjoyment of foods rich in flavors and nutrients our area naturally provides.
Locally grown & produced foods are exceptionally fresh, delicious, & abundant
Local food is fresher and tastes better than food shipped long distances from other states or countries.
Buying local protects the environment
Most conventionally produced food is extremely resource intensive, traveling an average of 1,500-2,500 miles from field to plate. Local food, however, doesn’t have to travel far, thus reducing fossil fuel dependence, carbon dioxide emissions, and use of packing materials.
Buying local protects open space & farmland
Keeping local farms economically viable is critical to preserving the beautiful landscapes and rural agricultural areas surrounding towns and urban centers.
Source:Fauquier Agricultural HomeGrown Program