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Karen says ...
I buy local as much as possible as I totally believe that it's fresher and helps local farmers stay in business. Anxious for the local farmer markets to open for spring!!!
03/21/2011 8:22:47 PM CDT
Chef Amarylis says ...
Thank you Wholefoods for your commitment to help and support the developement of a sustainable economy, our community and future generations.
03/21/2011 8:29:15 PM CDT
Gudrun says ...
Supporting my close to home neighbors helps the environment and helps our community. It puts a smile on my face!
03/21/2011 8:37:31 PM CDT
Cindy Wakat says ...
We can't sustain our habit of hauling things from halfway across the world. Besides, fresh food tastes better, especially since you can get things that aren't the tough for ability to ship variety.
03/21/2011 8:37:53 PM CDT
Dori says ...
I grew up on a farm believing the closer we eat and shop to the source, the healthier and happier our communities and our families.
03/21/2011 8:50:22 PM CDT
Alan says ...
I love my local producers, because I know I can count on fresher food with higher nutrient contents when I buy local. Food that has to be shipped long distances loses its freshness during the time of travel. Also, buying local means less fossil fuels burned in transportation. Buying local is a win-win!
03/21/2011 8:56:39 PM CDT
Michael K says ...
When we work with the farmers and retailers on a local level, less energy is expended to provide sustinence and sundries to us, the consumers. In turn, local commercial businesses incur less expenditures on day to day operations and overheads invariably passing the savings on to the consumer and themselves.
03/21/2011 9:04:08 PM CDT
Sarah S. says ...
I love local because it makes my world smaller! Knowing the friendly faces who grew or made my food makes me enjoy it more and feel more blessed to partake of it. :-)
03/21/2011 9:10:05 PM CDT
La Vonne says ...
Buying local keeps local farmers in business. The food is fresher and fresher is healthier. Small scale farmers give more love to the food. So...wealthier, fresher, healthier and lovelier!!
03/21/2011 9:21:03 PM CDT
Julia W says ...
Love buying local. It boosts the local economy and neighboring producers. Reduces shipping costs (and fossil fuels usage) and travel time for fresher products. Wonderful to help out small farms.
03/21/2011 9:34:33 PM CDT
Laurie Kirby says ...
You can tell when it's local - by the burst of flavor! Taste is a great reason but it's also being part of a community - and supporting the local farmers who in turn support us with food, income, jobs, etc. It's a circle of giving. Love it local.
03/21/2011 9:34:44 PM CDT
libbie holland says ...
local saves money, an cuts down on polution. If we buy local it helps cut down on fuel that is used to run the big trucks that ships food. Less fuel, less polution. We owe our support to our locals. They are our neighbors and friends, a vital part of our what makes our community happy and healthy.
03/21/2011 9:47:17 PM CDT
JoLynn says ...
I like supporting the local small farms and it makes me feel good to know where my food is coming from.
03/21/2011 10:21:23 PM CDT
Patti says ...
Local is better all around - for us, for our economy, for animals for the environment
03/21/2011 10:50:08 PM CDT
becky says ...
if i can't grow it or make it myself, i'd like it to be grown or made by someone in my area! keep it local, keep it fresh, keep it green!
03/21/2011 10:54:48 PM CDT
Amber says ...
I know personally i just feel better with fresher foods. I know that the people who made these foods took the time and care rather than just use harsh chemicals and techniques that just arent the best though dont get me wrong i appreciate the work nonorganic farmers do but its nice that organic and local farmers make it to where we have an option :)
03/21/2011 11:21:54 PM CDT
Kat says ...
I love local because it connects me to the earth through the seasons.
03/22/2011 4:04:08 AM CDT
Christine says ...
Local is always better. Support the community - what is spent in town, comes back around!
03/22/2011 8:37:10 AM CDT
Siobhain says ...
I have many friends who are farmers. Not only is it an easy way to show local support but also a more healthy way. I feel better just knowing where my food has come from. I also love the sense of pride I get from me helping to keep local family farmers local.
03/22/2011 9:18:38 AM CDT
Joyce says ...
Buying local helps strengthen our state economy, plus we can enjoy the wonderful season fruits and vegetables in season, fresh and vine ripened!
03/22/2011 9:44:58 AM CDT
Lina Bohmann says ...
Buying local is better for all of us, stay healthy.
03/22/2011 10:16:26 AM CDT
Lealisa says ...
I love buying produce from local suppliers because the produce is fresher and it's my way of supporting local businesses.
03/22/2011 10:30:21 AM CDT
Rosemary says ...
I truly love supporting our local growers as they are the ones who are committed to their own towns and cities and want to see growth in other organic areas as well! I will always support anything that strives to support the local communities!
03/22/2011 10:35:44 AM CDT
Shannon says ...
Supporting your community is what it's all about! Plus it tastes FRESH!
03/22/2011 10:42:01 AM CDT
Stephanie Golas says ...
What a wonderful program! I was not aware of it, but it is an absolutely wonderful thing to have available to local producers. I really appreciate and admire Whole Foods' commitment to the local communities that they serve.
03/22/2011 10:51:09 AM CDT

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