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Rebecca Dritt says ...
I love locally grown foods, they are the always fresh and what's in season. Local foods have great quality and I'm never disappointed
03/16/2011 4:24:08 PM CDT
Phyllis Johnpoll says ...
I like local producers that I can access easily to discuss their products, what their ingredients are and what other products they might be considering. I find it a bit ironic that the prize here consists of lots of items that would not be local to the winner. (Doesn't mean I'd object to winning, mind you.)
03/16/2011 4:24:08 PM CDT
Dianne says ...
I get to support the community in which I live by purchasing these products and, even better, I enjoy fresher, tastier foods.
03/16/2011 4:24:13 PM CDT
Stacy says ...
I choose to buy local because it is just better in taste and freshness. Plus, I am supporting my community.
03/16/2011 4:24:17 PM CDT
Lou says ...
I first go to my garden and than the farmers market. What I can not get there I find at Whole Foods! Being a localvor is so important not only for nutrition and the environment, but food in season has the very best flavor! I also try and eat mostly from items without a bar code! I shop the outside of the market when ever possible! Support small local organic farmers! They are the backbone of any community!
03/16/2011 4:24:18 PM CDT
Tara Earel says ...
Local produce is the best! Best nutrition and best taste.
03/16/2011 4:24:26 PM CDT
Erica says ...
I love eating something that I know was produced by people in my own state or region. Especially if it's a cheese, I really enjoy the cheeses that come from our state! If it's produce, it actually gives me hope that my gardening skills might be able to produce something similar in the future.
03/16/2011 4:24:26 PM CDT
Jenny says ...
I love my local producers because their work guarantees me the best quality products - those that haven't been pumped full of pesticides to survive the very long distances they travel.
03/16/2011 4:24:35 PM CDT
stu rosen says ...
local small business is the foundation of our country and the good products they provide are worth our support.
03/16/2011 4:24:35 PM CDT
Abigail says ...
I love that I can get quality items that are guaranteed to be fresh and know right where it came from!
03/16/2011 4:24:41 PM CDT
Victoria McIntyre says ...
W onderful selection of healthy products! H elping local producers do even more to keep us healthy! Thanks! O only store like it in Southern California. Love you! L ots of variety and one-of-a-kind foods in all departments. E quipping our bodies while making shopping fun! F ull of delicious foods that you can't find anywhere else. O nly place I can get my gardein curry chicken salad. O nly place I can get my hemp bread. D o you want variety, healthy food, and delicious options? Come with me to Whole Foods!
03/16/2011 4:24:47 PM CDT
Jeremy says ...
Food preparation done on small scale, with details focused on those of us that have special food needs (and hell cravings) has my endless appreciation. There is nothing like biting into a meal, or simply a cookie, with the knowledge that it was thoughtfully made. Businesses that cater to these small scale producers care about what goes on their shelf, and likewise care about those who shop in their store. I will forever support the personal touches, and those that influence them :-)
03/16/2011 4:24:50 PM CDT
Anne says ...
I am happy to help local farmers and producers stay in business, and want to feed my family and friends only the freshest ingredients. I especially enjoy local fruits, vegetables and cheeses.
03/16/2011 4:24:54 PM CDT
Denise DiFalco says ...
Our local producers put more care into their products and really bend over backwards to cater to their customers. I also enjoy the fact that their items are unique and different than everyone else.
03/16/2011 4:24:55 PM CDT
sherry Arjomand says ...
Everything from meat to produce is brought to the store locally and you know it is fresh. It feels great to help out the local, smaller vendors because the give back so much to their community. You can taste their pride in their produce!
03/16/2011 4:24:59 PM CDT
Michele says ...
Everything looks so yummy!
03/16/2011 4:25:03 PM CDT
Dana says ...
I love buying products from local farms and companies, because I like to know exactly where my food comes from and believe in supporting the individuals who grow or prepare it. Local products are fresh and seasonal, which is important for me and my family.
03/16/2011 4:25:10 PM CDT
suzanne says ...
Local producers save gas!!
03/16/2011 4:25:12 PM CDT
Celeste Winders says ...
I always keep it local. When it comes to my family's food it becomes even more important. Eating locally produced foods keep the carbon footprint down, keep the money in our community by supporting a local grower/producer and the best part is that I know many of them and I know how hard they work and supporting them makes me feel great. I also can see where and how they grow the food we eat. It's really a win-win for all of us.
03/16/2011 4:25:30 PM CDT
Marie Michelle says ...
Our local producers in and around Austin are incredible!! I have had some of the best mustard greens, eggs, and turnips from my dearest friend and local producer. The goods that are sold at Whole Foods, farmers markets, and small groceries around town cannot be beat anywhere else in the country...Mark my words. Thanks Whole Foods!
03/16/2011 4:25:31 PM CDT
giselle m cox says ...
I like my local producers because their my neighbors. The Easton farm stand, started last year, has been not only a convenient place to buy fresh local produce and honey, but also a pleasant place to stop.
03/16/2011 4:25:38 PM CDT
Amy L says ...
I love teaching me children about the benefits of locally grown items, and then actually introducing them to the people who grew our food.
03/16/2011 4:25:44 PM CDT
Katie Connors says ...
We live in "the country" out in Delano, MN. We frequent a couple local farmers and the farmers market. It's so great to know that some farmers may it possible for us to share in their bounty. It's great that the food doesn't travel so far and our daughter learns about farming and is able to form relationships with people who live and work near by.
03/16/2011 4:25:44 PM CDT
Bruce says ...
Better tasting & fresh.
03/16/2011 4:25:47 PM CDT
marlene baker says ...
i like my local producers as the food is always up to "par"and the workers are there to answer any question i might have.thanks!!
03/16/2011 4:25:50 PM CDT

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