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A locavore is someone who eats locally.
Why should you eat locally more often?
- Fruit and veg you buy (or pick) locally is more nutritious because it’s been picked closer to ripening. Produce picked closer to ripeness has more time to soak up and produce nutrients.
- When you eat produce from a grocery store most of it has traveled at least a thousand miles to get there (that is not hyperbole). The average apple travels about 1500 miles to get to your table.
- Less fuel and energy is used to make your food. If the average apple travels about 1500 miles to your table and you buy an apple grown at an orchard 30 miles from your home, you’ve saved 1470 miles worth of fuel and cooling energy.
- You support local farmers and venders. The money goes directly back into your local economy. It supports your neighbors, not large agro-business.
- If you grow your own food or forage you cut major costs and get produce at the peek of ripeness.
- You don’t need to find a farmer’s market to eat locally. Many grocery stores have begun buying from local farms (within 200 miles of the store). Next time you go to the grocery store, really look at the signage for produce. Grocery stores love to advertise the produce that is sourced locally by labeling them and where they came from. If you don’t see any, ask the produce manager. They can point you in the direction of any local produce the store carries.
What are some of your favorite ways to eat locally?
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This year for her birthday, my darling Adventure received a Sweet Frog gift card. She was so excited! Our family LOVES Sweet Frog frozen yogurt! Can you tell? There’s only one thing I don’t like about Sweet Frog, they use styrofoam bowls and plastic spoons. […]