We all know that eating fruits and vegetables is essential for our health, but have you ever thought about the environmental impact of where your produce comes from? By buying local and seasonal produce, you can not only support your local economy but also make a positive impact on the environment. Here are some benefits of buying local and seasonal produce.
When you buy produce that is in season and grown locally, it is likely to be fresher than produce that is transported long distances. Fresh produce is not only tastier, but it also contains more nutrients.
Supports local farmers:
Buying from local farmers supports your local economy and helps small businesses thrive. You can also get to know your farmer and learn about their farming practices.
Reduces carbon footprint:
By buying local produce, you are reducing the carbon footprint associated with transportation. This means less fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, which is better for the environment.
Seasonal produce is often cheaper than out-of-season produce, as it doesn’t require the extra cost of transportation or preservation.
Eating seasonal produce encourages a more diverse and varied diet, as different fruits and vegetables are in season at different times of the year.
By buying local and seasonal produce, you can not only support your local economy but also make a positive impact on the environment. It’s a win-win situation for everyone.
~ Your Neighborhood Health Dealing Nutritionist & Chef ~ K
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