:: Why support local agriculture?
Farms protect land from development and from excessive energy consumption, compacted lawns and lawn care chemicals, impervious roads, cars, and artificial lighting associated with development.
Agriculture preserves land for food production now and in the future and provides natural habitat for wildlife to live in. When you buy locally grown food products you do your part in lowering the environmental costs and impacts associated with the transportation of industrial farmed foods. According to the Worldwatch Institute, our food travels as much as 1,500-2,000 miles on average from farm to table, consuming far more energy from fuel than food energy delivered. This contributes to global warming and rising food prices due to soaring energy costs.
Farming is not without its own environmental problems. However, organic farming encourages and promotes sustainable agriculture that minimizes chemical run-off, conserves water, co-exists with nature, and avoids the use of harmful pesticides and chemical fertilizers.
:: We Are Different
- Local food is fresh!
- Local food is best!
- Support your local growers and producers of organic food products.
- Support restaurants who use local ingredients.