From garden fresh tomatoes, to sweet berry pies, when you choose to buy local food, you get more than just delicious food. Buying locally strengthens our regional economy, supports family farms, preserves local landscapes, and develops a sense of community The concept of buying local is simply put, to buy food (or any good or service) produced, grown, or raised as close to your home as possible. With industrialization, our food is now grown and processed in fewer and fewer locations, meaning it has to travel further to reach the average consumer’s refrigerator. The result is often a flavorless and flat product on your table.
About 40% of our fruit is produced overseas and, even though broccoli is likely grown within 20 miles of the average American’s house, the broccoli we buy at the supermarket travels an average 1,800 miles to get there.
Believe it or not, there are year-round farmer's markets throughout
Open Saturdays 9AM-3PM from July to November
Open Sundays 9AM to 5PM July to November
Open Fridays 8AM to 5PM from July to November
by Karen Berliner