Buy Locally- Farmers Markets
- To Have More Control Over What we Put Into Our Bodies
-In our modern age of food preservatives and additives, genetically altered crops and E. coli outbreaks.Given the impossibility of identifying the pesticides used and the route taken to grow and transport, say, a banana from Central America to our local supermarket, foods grown locally make a lot of sense for those who want more control over what they put into their bodies.
- Locally Grown Food Tastes Better
- farmers who sell direct to local consumers need not give priority to packing, shipping and shelf-life issues and can instead “select, grow and harvest crops to ensure peak qualities of freshness, nutrition and taste.” Eating local also means eating seasonally, a practice much in tune with Mother Nature.
- Eat Locally Grown Food for Better Health
“Local food is often safer”. Even when it’s not organic, small farms tend to be less aggressive than large factory farms about dousing their wares with chemicals.” Small farms are also more likely to grow more variety.
You’ll safeguard your health.
Knowing where your food comes from and how it is grown or raised enables you to choose safe food from farmers who avoid or reduce their use of chemicals, pesticides, hormones, antibiotics, or genetically modified seed in their operations. Buy food from local farmers you trust.