Local Food IS Better
-benefits local, struggling farmers
-less gas consumption because farmers travel to nearby markets
-less plastic wrap and packaging, which is usually very difficult to recycle
-boosts local economy
-usually fruit/veggies are riper and much fresher
Personally, I think that farmers markets are really fun to go to…there are SO MANY fruits and vegetables there that I have never even heard of!
However, if you do not have a nearby farmers market, other alternatives include Whole Foods Market and Sprout’s. These companies are much more consistent in their environmental pledges than huge corporations such as Wal-Mart, Target, or Kroger.