[Market-farming] Local Food

Leigh Hauter lh at pressroom.com
Fri Oct 24 12:30:01 EDT 2003


I second Jill's remarks.



At 8:56 -0500 10/24/03, Jill Taylor Bussiere wrote:
>I don't think the debate should be framed in terms of local or organic
>food - instead I think it should be framed in terms of local AND organic
>food.
>
>I buy organic whenever I can, especially locally.  But I also buy local for
>these reasons:
>
>*supports the local economy - my friends and community members that grow on
>a sustainable scale
>*food is fresher, and I can find food that is healthier than that in the
>supermarket or restaurants
>*I know more about the food I buy - I can see where it is grown, and what
>additives, etc are in it
>*Less fossil fuels are used in its transport
>*A local food economy is supported, thus making our local food supply more
>stable in times of world economic fluctuations and supply
>
>See the sight below, to learn some of the benefits of buying local....and
>take the pledge to buy locally.  You can also see how your state is doing.
>
>http://www.foodroutes.org/buy-local-challenge.jsp
>
>                                         Jill
>
>
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