Why Is Local Food Better?

Pumpkins & Honey For Sale At A Northern Virginia Farm

Top 8 reasons to buy directly from your local Virginia farmer…

  • Help the environment
  • Eat fresher food
  • Eat seasonally
  • Learn how your food is grown
  • Support your local economy
  • Support humane treatment of farm animals by avoiding large industrial farms (CAFOs)
  • Enjoy tastier fruit, vegetables, meat, and dairy
  • Have fun discovering nearby farms with your family and learning from your farmer

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“(Buying local) is a strategy that will keep grocery money in the neighborhood, where it gets recycled into your own school system and local businesses. The green spaces surrounding your town stay green, and farmers who live nearby get to grow more food next year, for you. This also happens to be a win-win strategy for anyone with taste buds.”

– Barbara Kingsolver, Orion Magazine, March/April 2007


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