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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
Shelly says ...
I love local because it keeps my family employed, my community strong and my children healthier. Better food, less pollution for transporting, and we get to know WHERE IT CAME from..... Love the Local Producer Loan program, we need more retailers like you to keep America strong and employed. Thanks!!!
03/21/2011 12:01:14 PM CDT
Susie says ...
Eating local saves farmland.
03/21/2011 12:36:05 PM CDT
BrendaR says ...
would love this. I Love whole foods!
03/21/2011 12:40:58 PM CDT
Michelle Manukonda says ...
Buying local just feels good and it's an easy way to teach my daughter about giving back to the community.
03/21/2011 1:19:24 PM CDT
Karolyn says ...
It's a no brainer--fresher food, supports local farmer, smaller carbon footprint. It's a win win for everyone!
03/21/2011 1:49:28 PM CDT
Richard Olivera says ...
I love all your healthy snacks that I buy at night when walking through South Miami.
03/21/2011 1:50:08 PM CDT
Billie says ...
I like buying locally because you know where you food came from and you're supporting smaller business more and big corporations less.
03/21/2011 1:58:12 PM CDT
BC says ...
Fresher food, better environmental stewardship, supporting the local economy... what's not to like?
03/21/2011 2:27:49 PM CDT
Anna D 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 2:39:12 PM CDT
randi says ...
Local produce is much fresher and taste better!
03/21/2011 2:56:22 PM CDT
maureen says ...
Food is healthier, shopping is easier, local farms are supported! win win!!
03/21/2011 2:58:51 PM CDT
Vanessa says ...
I love being able to support and buy from local companies. The food is always the freshiest around and you're helping people in your community.
03/21/2011 3:09:16 PM CDT
Skye Palmer says ...
My two cents, keeping it local helps the local farmer, small business'. Where else can you get huge golden beets, the size of apples, watermelon radishes (so yummie) and I met a farmer who had the tastiest tomato's grown in Homestead Florida from New Jersey Tomato seeds. Enough said. . .
03/21/2011 3:28:09 PM CDT
Michelle says ...
Local, organic and in season is the only way to go!!!!!!!!
03/21/2011 3:55:01 PM CDT
Ashley Baquero says ...
Because I love supporting local farmers and producers; local tastes better; and buying local is buying green.
03/21/2011 4:49:45 PM CDT
Carol says ...
Love the local producers as the nutrients in the food don't have as much time to get lost during the LONG trip that foods grown elsewhere take from overseas or across country. Fresher food is better for you.
03/21/2011 4:52:51 PM CDT
Deborah H. says ...
Local is fresher, tastier, retains more nutrients, supports my neighbors and community, and requires less energy for shipment.... Thanks WF!
03/21/2011 4:58:44 PM CDT
Stephanie Richardson says ...
When I changed my eating habits..I literally changed my life. I eat as close to the vine as possible and local growers have the freshest produce available on the market today. It is grown locally so from the time it is picked until it reaches your plate is considerably shorter than purchasing from a larger store where all items are shipped in. I would much rather support a local grower and put my money where my mouth is!!
03/21/2011 5:11:53 PM CDT
Sally H says ...
I love that Whole Foods supports local and small businesses--this helps the community, cuts down on shipping and pollution, and it gives the local small business a chance at doing their thing. Yeah!
03/21/2011 5:13:24 PM CDT
Jan K says ...
I love local because it is fresh (no need to transport far) and helps the community. I also love local honey because it helps my seasonal allergies!
03/21/2011 6:38:44 PM CDT
Lani S, says ...
I Love Local- better for People, better for animals, the environment better for everyone!! Plus taste is soo much better to top it all off!!!!
03/21/2011 7:18:53 PM CDT
Regina M says ...
Local is always better. it's good for the environment, good for you, and good fro the local economy.
03/21/2011 7:43:09 PM CDT
Flissa Mannella says ...
I love my local produce deliveries! I get deliveries right to my door. It lets me eat the way I want to as it is already selected and in my home before I can go shopping and select things that I think I want instead. Food is brighter, fresher and most delicious! I feel I am eating food that is quite alive and very green-not depleted of it's nutrition and not tired from long truck rides. I love my local produce! Living in California is a bonus of tons of seasonal goodies and I just love the energy that goes into bringing it from God's land to my lips via our local farmers!!! Thank you for your precious time and hard work dear farmers! ~Flissa Mannella Redondo Beach, CA
03/21/2011 7:57:12 PM CDT

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