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Benefits of buying local organic food - magnolia - 11-30-2020

Having the option to purchase locally grown organic food has numerous benefits.

  1. Locally grown food is full of flavour.
    Locally grown crops are picked at their peak of ripeness rather than being harvested early to be shipped and distributed to local retail stores. Many of the times produce at local markets have been picked within 24 hours of your purchase.
  2. Eating local food is eating seasonally.
    Seasonal foods are full of flavour and taste better, they also contain higher levels of antioxidants that help in fighting free radicals. Eating locally also ensures its freshness.
  3. Local food has more nutrients.
    The time between harvest and your table is much shorter for locally grown food, and it is less likely that the nutrient value has decreased.
  4. Local food supports the local economy.
    Money spent with local farmers and growers all stays close to home and can be put back into your community.
  5. Local food benefits the environment.
    By purchasing locally grown foods you help maintain farmland and reduce the pollution that would come from transporting goods from afar.
Locally grown organic food may be priced a little higher than conventional food, but that’s a small price to pay for better health.