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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
Zoe Martin says ...
Local is best because you are supporting your neighbors and their efforts to bring something great to us!
03/22/2011 4:27:35 PM CDT
Michelle says ...
The best thing you can do for your body is to shop fresh, natural and local..it is possible to save dollars when you consider the health benefits for you and your family..and the enormous variety of food and goods made right here in Austin keeps it fun!
03/22/2011 4:34:46 PM CDT
Sandy Nelson says ...
Buying local supports our neighbors and is fresher. I love knowing my food and products are from local suppliers!
03/22/2011 5:16:49 PM CDT
virginia vanderbilt says ...
We fell in LOVE with Whole Foods because there food is fresh, and that means LOCAL. We always have a feeling of COMMUNITY, We're part of something BIG. Thank you WholeFoods
03/22/2011 5:24:54 PM CDT
Karen says ...
I love local foods because I'm supporting the local economy, enjoying typically better tasting food, and helping the environment.
03/22/2011 5:29:48 PM CDT
Jennifer Ellis says ...
I love eating local from my Whole Foods market because it's almost like shopping at a farmer's market all year long. It's important to me to know that my food was produced by people living just a few cities over - rather than a few states over. People I can see, visit, talk to about their passion for their product made the things I'm buying. I'm supporting my neibors and neighborhood when I buy these things at Whole Foods. Even more importantly, there is a much smaller impact on the environment when my products are shipped 20 miles as opposed to 2,000 miles.
03/22/2011 5:45:51 PM CDT
Lois Gould says ...
It is so nice to meet the producers of locally-produced products in your store. You feel you are buying from a neighbor and helping our local economy.
03/22/2011 6:02:50 PM CDT
Ellora says ...
Its been my experience all of what is claimed of buying local is true - local food/produce TASTES better, looks BETTER, and FEELS better in the body. Then there is the greater sense that comes along w feeling connected to actual people and places that are real. It's the best energy.
03/22/2011 6:06:45 PM CDT
donna d says ...
I love Whole Foods. It surely reduces our carbon imprint. Buying local keeps us in the green.
03/22/2011 7:00:23 PM CDT

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