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steve joh says ...
local means fresh, less transportation cost, and supporting our community.
03/16/2011 4:19:48 PM CDT
tim says ...
Local producers rule. They use better ingredients and create a better product.
03/16/2011 4:19:54 PM CDT
Deborah Mills says ...
After 30 plus years in Alaska with local farmers markets available only in the summer, I was so eager to taste the fruit and nuts of California direct from the growers at the markets that are available year round. I've learned so much about different types of fruit, enjoyed fresh roasted nuts and found the sauces and condiments to be very exciting to try. I frequently send local products to my friends in Alaska as gifts and always travel with the bounties of CA with me to share. All the stores feature locally grown produce and products and I have learned to eat seasonally-can't even imagine opening a can anymore.
03/16/2011 4:19:56 PM CDT
Amy says ...
Local producers provide fresh quality products and buying local supports the local community. It's a win-win.
03/16/2011 4:19:56 PM CDT
Gretjen Anderson says ...
I love fresh produce.
03/16/2011 4:19:57 PM CDT
Rachel Bromberg says ...
I love my local producers because their products are of such high quality, but more importantly, they're so nice and friendly. Their products are my favorite!
03/16/2011 4:20:01 PM CDT
erin says ...
I love the summer when I can hit the local farm stand and /or farm. I love the fresh tomatoes and corn....the smell and taste make my mouth water! I would much rather support my surrounding towns and pay a bit more, than buy from my grocery store. And the freshness factor is #1.
03/16/2011 4:20:01 PM CDT
Stella says ...
I love the local cheeses that Whole Foods sells at our store-they are not only super fresh and delicious but also very authentic. Ooh, and I love it when I find fresh fruit that is both local and organic too. That's a real treat!
03/16/2011 4:20:08 PM CDT
Shelley Remaly says ...
I love local producers because the products are fresh and original. I like supporting local economy because it makes me feel personally connected to my community, I feel a part of a "family."
03/16/2011 4:20:19 PM CDT
Jess says ...
I love being able to vote with my wallet when I purchase locally produced items!
03/16/2011 4:20:19 PM CDT
Cheryl Warnke says ...
I love local because it helps preserve the environment. I do wish that Whole Foods has discontinued its practice of shipping their 365 vegetables from China. I would like to point out that Whole Foods should volunteer that they have discontinued this "non-local" practice. I also hope that you would be forthright and claim that you have indeed gone local. Getting the winning entry would prove you have nothing to hide. Regards, Cheryl Warnke
03/16/2011 4:20:36 PM CDT
Donna Crane says ...
I always try and keep my money in the neighborhood. I am lucky enough to live near a Whole Foods and appreciate the local foods and variety your store stocks. I work in an office that is always looking for certain dietary foods and we all rave about Whole Foods.
03/16/2011 4:20:44 PM CDT
Erin says ...
I love the idea of being in touch with the food I eat -- what better way to do that than by knowing where my food comes from. I feel connected to my community when I buy local and I like knowing that I'm supporting my neighbors. Thanks for carrying these products!
03/16/2011 4:20:44 PM CDT
Albert Zaranka says ...
I love my local produce because it's even fresher than I am! And, as good to share with my family.
03/16/2011 4:20:59 PM CDT
Megg Morin says ...
Choosing local products is a way to support the folks who work hard to grow and otherwise create great stuffs for Utahns to enjoy. By consciously choosing local goods, the money I earn here stays here to help support the local economy and I get great products to boot!
03/16/2011 4:20:59 PM CDT
dana cammack says ...
I LOVE supporting local people, from farmers in our small town to a mom-and-pop jelly kitchen just up the road. Thanks so much for YOUR support for these hard-working folks!
03/16/2011 4:21:05 PM CDT
Alexis Joseph says ...
I love buying local, especially at our weekly farmer's market on campus. It shows students that local produce is no more than a walk away, in addition to learning about how much it benefits all parties to give back to the community!
03/16/2011 4:21:08 PM CDT
Crystal says ...
I love local producers because their life is dedicated to hard work in providing healthy fresh food in families homes.
03/16/2011 4:21:15 PM CDT
Jennifer says ...
I not only buy local to help the environment but it is nice to know exactly where your food is coming. I buy local every chance I get!
03/16/2011 4:21:23 PM CDT
kd says ...
Hooray for local producers! Hooray for low-interest loans!
03/16/2011 4:21:24 PM CDT
Jacqueline says ...
Local producers help the local economy and the environment because their items are made near by and sold near by, so less preservatives needed in the product because travel time is less.
03/16/2011 4:21:25 PM CDT
Dena says ...
Fresher! Suports our community! It feels more personal and homie :)
03/16/2011 4:21:27 PM CDT
cheryl watkins says ...
LOCAL PRODUCERS RESULT IN FRESHER PRODUCTS THAT TASTE GREAT
03/16/2011 4:21:29 PM CDT
danielle says ...
i love choosing local. nothing like supporting the community and receiving the greatest quality. like tina turner said "simply the best".
03/16/2011 4:21:37 PM CDT
Natasha says ...
I love local producers because they care about the communities that they are a part of and have wholesome values unlike the giant conglomerate corporations. I respect that!
03/16/2011 4:21:43 PM CDT

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