Why Buy Local?



The concept of buying local is simply to buy food grown as close to your home as possible.  Eating local is better for you and the enviornment.  So before you shop, we want you to think.


THINK ABOUT YOURSELF 


Food grown close to home was picked within the last day or two and is crisper, sweeter, and loaded with flavor and nutrients.  Fresh produce loses nutrients quickly, sugars turn to starches, plant cells shrink, and produce loses its vitality.  Buying local ensures that you buy food that is at the peak of flavor and nutritive value, without going through chemical ripening processes or additives like produce found in the grocery store.


Sometimes this means your produce will look a little different than what you're used to in stores. The goal of produce at the grocery store is to be uniform no matter where or when it is purchased, and this can mean an inferior nutritional value and lack of flavor. Local produce may be a different shape, color, or have a more vibrant taste and all of these translate to a healthier fuel source for your body.


SIMPLY PUT, LOCAL FOOD TASTES BETTER AND IS BETTER FOR YOU!   


THINK ABOUT THE FARMERS: 


By shopping with Hometown Harvest, you are supporting the hardworking small farms that need our business to sustain. The Census shows that less than 2% of our population currently works in agriculture. Using Hometown Harvest keeps more money in the pocket of these family farms and keeps them in business.  

 

 

Together we are creating a sustainable farmer's marketplace...


THINK ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT:  

 
Sustainable agriculture is a way of raising food that is healthy for consumers and animals, does not harm the environment, respects animals, provides a fair wage to the farmer, and supports and enhances rural communities.
Sustainable farms are run by family farmers who are hardworking, honest, and sincere people.  They work all hours of the day and night to bring you the freshest, tastiest, best quality food available.


You are an important part of sustainable farming….

Where you spend your dollar impacts eveything.  Our growers work hard to grow you the very best.  Click here to read some of our customer's testimonials!

 

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