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Amie Rooks says ...
I feel I can trust our local farmers over corporation farmers. Their foods are much more nutritionally sound.
03/16/2011 3:57:20 PM CDT
Lynn says ...
local products taste fresher and it feels so good when less energy was spent to get the food to your plate :)
03/16/2011 3:57:23 PM CDT
Gillian Claus says ...
I love my local producers because the food is fresh, healthy and tasy and does not need to be trucked for miles or flown. Carbon footprint is much smaller and no corporate production nightmare scenarios. Happy food!
03/16/2011 3:57:32 PM CDT
Amy says ...
Very proud of my Local neighbors who work hard to produce good quality foods!
03/16/2011 3:57:45 PM CDT
Alice Buda says ...
I love our local producers because their products are natural (without chemicals etc.) and therefore healthier - besides supporting the local producers (businesses) also helps the state and our economy. It is therefore a VERY good thing to support local producers.
03/16/2011 3:57:47 PM CDT
john carrabino says ...
local is lovely Its fresh and full of nutrients.
03/16/2011 3:57:53 PM CDT
john carrabino says ...
local is lovely Its fresh and full of nutrients.
03/16/2011 3:57:53 PM CDT
Stephanie Hoeflin says ...
Local products are great for the planet, great for our local economy. They also tend to help small producers
03/16/2011 3:58:01 PM CDT
Amy says ...
I love meeting my local producers and hearing the stories about where our food comes from as well as knowing that it was grown with such care.
03/16/2011 3:58:07 PM CDT
Laura VonMutius says ...
I love that by shopping locally I get to cut out the middle man and meet the farmers and producers directly. It's so important to know what your food is and where it's coming from, and by eating locally you can be sure of what you're getting!
03/16/2011 3:58:25 PM CDT
ericka says ...
I love my local producers because I can view where my product is actually coming from and talk with the producers face to face and feel as much pride in buying from them as they feel about making the prodcut! :)
03/16/2011 3:58:28 PM CDT
kathie says ...
I love buying local because I prefer to line my local farmers pockets instead of the giant corporate pocket's :)
03/16/2011 3:58:31 PM CDT
Sarah says ...
I always buy local when I can! It is great to support local businesses, support the local economy, and eat healthy at the same time!
03/16/2011 3:58:31 PM CDT
Natalie Weaver says ...
I feel healthier eating locally grown produce and love contributing to important causes.
03/16/2011 3:58:37 PM CDT
Miss Tish says ...
Local food tastes better, is better for the environment and supports your local economy! It is a win/win!
03/16/2011 3:58:59 PM CDT
Alissa says ...
I love keeping my "money at home." I'd much rather support someone trying to make a go of it themselves than some large corporate organization profiting off potentially unfair labor practices.
03/16/2011 3:59:05 PM CDT
Sandra Enzana says ...
I love the local producers because it keeps the community strong and supports the "mom and pop" businesses instead of the large corporations. It is better for us and the environment!
03/16/2011 3:59:06 PM CDT
Kellee Harris says ...
I love finding new sources of produce and gluten-free products that are grown or made by small area operations - it makes me feel I am helping a neighbor while getting food that is truly fresh. I work for a local supplier and Whole Foods is one of our accounts. I get to see everyday the impact of seeing those orders come in and how it keeps our 55-employee company humming...I think buying local is the best way to give back! Thanks for championing this concept - other grocers are watching and imitating you which is a compliment and also a good thing! Keep up the great work!
03/16/2011 3:59:19 PM CDT
Pamela says ...
I always try to buy from local producers! Keep the economy strong right where I live, keep my carbon footprint small, and encourage those around me who are working hard to make the world a better place! :-)
03/16/2011 3:59:24 PM CDT
Gillian says ...
Added to all the other good reasons for supporting local providers is the growing cost of transportation. With fuel prices skyrocketing, local producers can help keep prices down
03/16/2011 3:59:26 PM CDT
Allison Hasan says ...
I love our local growers because we always will get quality in season products.
03/16/2011 3:59:56 PM CDT
Amy Turner says ...
I love buying Kentucky Proud products, especially Kenny's cheese!
03/16/2011 4:00:08 PM CDT
Tara says ...
I love my local producers because they often make their production process a big event! From attendance at Farm Markets to events on the farm...there's always something to do. And more importantly, there's always something fresh and delicious to eat!
03/16/2011 4:00:18 PM CDT
Deb N says ...
I love local producers because the food is fresher and has actual "taste!"
03/16/2011 4:00:33 PM CDT
Crystal says ...
I love my local producers because they produce a quality I can trust. I love getting veggies and fresh chicken from my local farmer’s market. It’s always top-notch quality at reasonable prices.And the veggies are just beautiful. No, every apple doesn’t look just like the one next to it, but that’s how you know it’s real food and good food. Thank you!!!!
03/16/2011 4:00:40 PM CDT

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