Why Eat Local?
WHY EAT LOCAL?
Taste and Nutrition
Local produce is fresher, tastier, and more nutritious. Less travel time means that produce is picked when it is fully ripe – and not before. Many foods lose their nutritional value with storage and transport.
Ontario is proud to be home to some of the highest food safety standards in the world. Eating local Ontario grown produce ensures that you and your family are eating the safest and most nutritious foods available.
Local Economy and Farmland Preservation
By supporting the local farms, we circulate the money spent within our own economy, strengthening the local community. We also help to preserve the beautiful farmlands that have been around us for so many years.
Environmental stewardship and responsibility are not just trendy words to throw around. Ontario farmers are proud to adopt modern sustainable growing methods such as hydroponics. We can do our part to help by buying local. Less transportation time of produce means less fuel consumption and emissions.
It’s Our World.
We’re all in this together.