Eating well in today’s fast-paced society often seems like an impossible feat. However, by buying local foods we can often solve this problem. Local foods not only stimulate our local economy, but they are also less-processed and can be the inspiration we needs to eat better.
First of all, buying local lowers the cost of transportation and packaging, thus lowering the cost of food for us. Therefore, the excuse that processed food is cheaper than fresh food becomes false.I found some more information here. You will be much more likely to buy food that is good for you if your wallet can afford it!
Secondly, we when buy local foods, such as at a farmer’s market, we are much more likely to try a new type of food and incorporate it into our meals. For example, The more fruits and vegetables we get into our diet, the healthier we will be and the better we will feel. Thus, being able to try a wide variety of them is a great way to find what you like (and maybe even love). If you like a certain food, you are much more likely to spend the time making it.
Finally, buying local means that we know where our food is coming from. We get to know the farmer’s and their workers, as well as their practices. Often, they can give you great tips on how to prepare certain foods, taking the guesswork out of cooking. Also, when you know the farmer’s, you also are able to better know what, if any, chemicals and hormones have been used. This makes finding quality, organic produce and meat much easier.
Buying local goes beyond simply boosting the local economy or preserving the environment. Simply put, eating healthy is hard. Thus, buying local can be the key to success that we need.