Why Buy Local Produce?

Farmers-Markets-Local-Produce-BenefitsWe have great relationships with local farmers. You will often see Rich’s truck from Scenic View out front from early spring until late fall. And our own truck hits the pavement frequently throughout the week to Dickerson, MD and fills up with Farm Fresh goodness at Lewis Orchards.

Out of the Field – Into Our Truck – And Onto Your Plate.

grosvenor truck

You Can’t Get Much Fresher Than That!

 

But why all the bother?
Is Local Produce Really worth all the trouble?

YES!! Buying Fresh Local Produce has many benefits. It is not only good for the environment and the economy, it’s also great for your health.

Local Foods Preserve Green Space & Farmland
The environmental question of where your food comes from is bigger than its “carbon footprint.” By buying foods grown and raised closer to where you live, you help maintain farmland and green space in your area.

Local Foods Support Your Local Economy
Money spent with local farmers and growers all stays close to home. It works to build your local economy. Since the food moves through fewer hands, more of the money you spend tends to get to the people growing it.

Local Foods are Healthier
The key word in describing the health benefit of locally grown is “fresh.” Since the produce is local, it is fresher. Fresher produce means better and more nutritious. How? Fruits and vegetables lose their optimal nutritional value as soon as they are picked. When picked, vitamins such as C, E, A, and some B vitamins begin to deteriorate and thus decrease. Other factors such as the exposure to air, artificial lights, and temperature changes can also contribute to the decrease in nutritional value. Thus, the longer the food sits the more it decreases in nutritional value.

BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY: Local Foods Taste Better

Buying Fresh Locally Grown Foods means that you are getting produce at its peak state. Local farms can allow their fruits and vegetables to ripen longer or even fully ripen, which translates into sweeter, tastier food.

One thought on “Why Buy Local Produce?”

  1. Lorraine Huber says:

    Scot et al.
    Many thanks for the wonderful food and the reminders on how to care for it.
    Virgil enjoys the fresh fish choices and the local produce .
    As the mom who gets to feed hungry Georgetown students coming to dinner often with no notice, sometimes up to 6 or classmates of our sons, I am so grateful for it all.
    Lorraine

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