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Pam Schwallier says ...
Buying local keeps Michigan alive!
03/21/2011 9:13:46 AM CDT
Anne Maxfield says ...
Local and fresh just tastes better! And great ingredients make cooking easier. Start with great, end up with great!
03/21/2011 9:19:45 AM CDT
Amy says ...
Buying local allows us to become a self-sustaining community. This helps us and our posterity. Whenever we can, we all should buy local!!!!
03/21/2011 9:31:17 AM CDT
Cynthia Hinman says ...
I love local producers because much less fuel is used to transport the food. :-)
03/21/2011 9:48:20 AM CDT
Joyce says ...
When each community supports its own members, everyone thrives!
03/21/2011 9:50:05 AM CDT
Laura says ...
We try to always buy local produce! It just tastes better....and we like to eat in season the way nature intended!
03/21/2011 9:59:57 AM CDT
Tracey Taylor says ...
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION & Fresh Quality ... It is always fun to explore local resources while working towards my self-concordant goals! Right On!!!
03/21/2011 10:08:12 AM CDT
Kathay Dunn says ...
I love supporting our local growers and small farmers and it gives us great, fresh products.
03/21/2011 10:08:20 AM CDT
Kevin says ...
I love supporting my neighboring "little guy" stores and farmers. Plus, produce that doesn't have to travel thousands of miles to get to my table is better in so many ways.
03/21/2011 10:26:10 AM CDT
Elizabeth M. Rogers says ...
Buying locally helps the environment •It is wonderful to benefit from fresh fruit and vegis that have not lost their nutritional value as a result of long travel time and excessive and often inconsistent storage conditions. •In addition, eating locally may have the added benefit of decreasing global warming. -According to one author, "The number one thing you can do as a consumer to cut your energy expenditure and CO2 output is to eat food produced as locally as possible," says Pete Anderson, a University of Wisconsin-Madison lecturer in nutritional sciences. According to Anderson, a lot of food is high in water content and requires refrigerated trucks to be transported across the country. As the distribution trucks burn gasoline moving from city to city, they pump carbon emissions into the atmosphere and more carbon dioxide in the air. The result: possibly more global warming. Anderson says buying locally to help the environment is far from a sacrifice. In fact, local foods are better for consumer health and diet, and help support the local economy. (source: http://www.channel3000.com/news/15587044/detail.html)
03/21/2011 10:32:19 AM CDT
barb nelson says ...
Whole Foods does the research and we benefit by shopping local..what could be easier?
03/21/2011 10:32:43 AM CDT
Lois Herman says ...
I love my local producers because the food is so much fresher which makes it taste better.I t is so much healthier for me and my family and we are worth it.
03/21/2011 10:35:42 AM CDT
Annemari Tarsitano says ...
Buying local means eating what's available in our area seasonally. It also supports eating closer to your plate and of course supporting local farmers and small businesses. It is also fun for my children to go to local farms and see what's available.
03/21/2011 10:36:34 AM CDT
Judy Meksraitis says ...
I like to shop at our local farm stand. But, being a caregiver for my elderly father, I can't always get there. It's nice to be able to purchase local produce at Whole Foods. I know my money supports community business, and good food goes in my family's tummy. Thanks Whole Foods.
03/21/2011 10:37:03 AM CDT
Barb says ...
I feel really good about supporting local producers - it's really about putting your money where your mouth is!
03/21/2011 10:45:58 AM CDT
Betty Baig says ...
To support new entrepreneurs who make a difference by provided nutritious, delicious, natural/organic products. I cannot thank them enough for their resourcefulness.
03/21/2011 10:51:09 AM CDT
Bonnie Moore says ...
As a child, my favorite pastime was to visit the local swap meets with my father. He always told me to "Grow what you can and buy what you need from the local market. Every dollar you spend goes to help your neighbor. The food always tastes better when you know who grows it. Just think of all the loving care they put into growing healthy food for us." This brought about a great sense of pride as I often would help neighbors remove insects from their crops and never remember anyone using chemicals. We were organic farmers back then and never knew it!
03/21/2011 11:15:10 AM CDT
Ann Tenenbaum says ...
In one word? CARROTS-there is nothing better than the earthy smell, the satisfying crunch, and the heavenly taste of a local carrot. Wether munching on it raw--or steaming al dente and serving with a bit of butter, salt, and dill--heaven!! You can't get that from a rubbery supermarket carrot.
03/21/2011 11:23:30 AM CDT
Sue Clark says ...
I love local producers because of the peace of minding knowing quality food is produced and can be obtained from the local area where we all live.
03/21/2011 11:28:24 AM CDT
Rose Schmidt says ...
So many reasons to buy local. It is organic, a lot fresher and better tasting, it supports our local farmers and small businesses, which in turn supports our community. By buying what is in season also helps us get a variety. Thank you "Whole Foods" for supporting our local farmers!!!
03/21/2011 11:29:47 AM CDT
Gerri says ...
Not only is local good, it supports the community...a meal that keeps on giving
03/21/2011 11:40:52 AM CDT
Joanne says ...
I love fresher, local products, so screw Wal-mart.
03/21/2011 11:47:36 AM CDT
Judi says ...
I love being able to have such variety and selection of great food from this program at Whole Foods...thank you for supporting our local growers and helping the communities...
03/21/2011 11:48:11 AM CDT
Addy G. says ...
Local producers help maintain local economies. My food is fresh and organic, I know where it was made, and I'm happy knowing that my food isn't handled several times before it hits my fridge/pantry or my plate. It's the way food was meant to be consumed, before airplanes could ship frozen packages of meat, or unripe vegetables across the country. It just feels right, tastes better and makes me happy.
03/21/2011 11:59:28 AM CDT
Liene says ...
I love local produce because of one simple reason..it is like nothing else that is coming from other countries. The local produce is mostly fresh, ripe and very flavorful. Thanks!
03/21/2011 12:01:08 PM CDT

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