Why Eating Local Foods is Better_August_31,2010

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Why Eating Local Foods is Better Choosing to purchase and eat seasonal produce from local area farmers means that the fruits, nuts, and veggies will be cheaper, fresher and even fuller of rich flavor. Why would you buy your pecans from as far away as California when you could buy them from a local farmer? The local pecans were probably picked just a few hours before they reached the market and did not have to travel far. The California produce might have been picked or stored for a long time before even starting their cross-country journey, unless of course you live “in” California. Most people agree, the shorter the journey was from the farm to the table, the more taste and the freshness there is to enjoy. When you buy from local area farms this also ensures that you gain the important knowledge of how your food is being grown, and if the food is actually organic or not. Organic means little or no chemical use including pesticides, antibiotics or genetically modified seeds. Another benefit is buying locally can help to combat the current bad economy.
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