Support Your Local Growers

Thanksgiving, a celebration of the harvest, has come and gone for another year.  It reminds us that the bounty of the fields and orchards will soon be stored away for the winter.

We are fortunate to live in an area that produces so much good food.  There are plenty of reasons why you should support your local farmer. Consider the following:

  • Local food is nutritionally superior to similar items grown hundreds or thousands of kilometers away.
  • Eating with the seasons means that your produce is at the peak of freshness and budget-friendly.
  • Local farmers often have the freedom to try new varieties of fruits and vegetables that are available only at farmer’s markets – one of the best places for the finest of local food!
  • Eating locally grown food means less pollution. The fewer kilometers your food travels to market the less air pollution produced. In fact it is better to eat a locally grown non-organic apple than an organic one grown three thousand kilometers away.
  • Supporting local growers supports the local economy. When you support local farmers and farmer’s markets your money stays in the community.
  • Join the food discussion. When you buy local and go to area farmer’s markets you get the opportunity to talk to farmers and learn about how your food is produced.
  • Local tastes better. There is nothing better than a tomato or corn picked less than 24 hours ago.

Our health and vitality is directly linked to what we eat. Shared Harvest Dunnville is a local organic farm whose mission is to make nutritious, environmentally sustainable food available to everyone. Check out the link below. If you are a farmer in the Niagara, Haldimand or Norfolk area and would like to send a link to our site please do so.

Shared Harvest Dunnville

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