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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
Gregg says ...
Supporting local suppliers is a great idea - it not only supports the local suppliers, but reduces transportation costs and we get the freshest products and new things to try.
03/22/2011 8:59:28 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
Lindsay Parkerson says ...
Buying local is great because you can see where your food is coming from and easily meet the maker of the product. I love trying new local products. Buy local. Help others. Help yourself. Breathe cleaner air and consume the most nutritious food. It's that simple. :)
03/22/2011 10:53:33 AM CDT
susan says ...
Local producers offer fresher, tastier, higher quality products. Having their items in a store can transform a relatively mundance shopping experience into a educational event by stimulating your innner culinary creativity or introducing new food items into you diet as well as supporting start up/small family companies.
03/22/2011 11:39:00 AM CDT
Minh Thai says ...
Eating local is so much more fun. Sometimes we get to meet the growers or producers of local products. The weekends you can usually find us shopping at the farmers market which is more like entertainment than grocery shopping. It brings you closer to your spouse or loved one and to the community! Good for the Earth and us.
03/22/2011 11:57:21 AM CDT
Derilyn says ...
I love my local producers because I feel more connected to my community; it just feels good to invest in the community in which I live. In addition, I don't have to travel far to get it, allowing more time for family and friends.
03/22/2011 12:07:54 PM CDT
Lisa Dion says ...
Its good to support our local suppliers and producers. Supporting our community helps everybody. Its also fresher and often better quality as well.
03/22/2011 12:24:01 PM CDT
Angela A says ...
fIRST OF all you get the freshest and best tasting produce from your local suppliers/farmers! It is best for them as well. It saves on all kind of costs such as gas, transportation costs, and production costs! It is the best all the way around!
03/22/2011 12:26:47 PM CDT
ConstanceG. says ...
Buying local just makes more sense - fresher products and supporting the local economy! I love CSAs!
03/22/2011 12:33:28 PM CDT
Leah says ...
Local is great! Lower carbon food print and higher nutrient values!
03/22/2011 12:37:22 PM CDT
SELENA says ...
I love the freshness of the products and being from a family of farmers I love the idea of buying local. It's great to have you in our area. Healthy is surely a better way.
03/22/2011 12:45:04 PM CDT
Kathleen Knight says ...
Because they are "fresh" and original and encourage others to try and do something new.
03/22/2011 1:07:20 PM CDT
Alyssa says ...
Thank you for making it easier to go organic. :)
03/22/2011 1:19:55 PM CDT
Vanessa says ...
I love local products! The quality is so much better than buying products from further away. We have some great local farmers in the Nashville area, as well as fantastic chocolate and ice cream makers!
03/22/2011 1:38:44 PM CDT
heather says ...
Last year we had a local Farmer's Market on the downtown square. Local producers brought their "gifts"naturally wrapped in brilliant colors and filled with nutrition and flavor! I walked downtown each Saturday morning behind a very happy Australian Sheppard. Not only did we enjoy the benefits of fresh, wholesome ingredients, the prices were incredible!(Savings on wax and pesticide?) A big shout out to Chappell's Nursery...one of our locals fulfilling a life long dream. :)
03/22/2011 1:59:19 PM CDT
NicoleH says ...
I definitely try to purchase as much local products as possible. It is not always easy due to location, but once in a while I get to those farmer's market and buy right from the farmers and bakers. I know the money directly helps them which is great for the economy and I know their products are fresh and less dependent on chemicals, which is big plus.
03/22/2011 2:31:35 PM CDT
marlene schmidt says ...
Local producers are more reliable to be organic--if so advertised--produce is fresher, tastier and presumably more nutritious and is presumably grown in better soil.
03/22/2011 4:08:36 PM CDT
Stacy says ...
I love buying local because it's fresher and doesn't travel a thousand miles to get to me!
03/22/2011 4:25:41 PM CDT

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