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Lenka says ...
Oh my gosh I'm so excited about the opportunity of this gift basket. I already support most of the companies that are donating gifts! I love local food for environmental reasons of the food not having to travel thousands of miles to get to my plate. I also love knowing I am supporting smaller, family-owned companies over big corporations. Lastly, local companies tend to give back to the community that supports them so it is a win-win situation for everyone. Have I mentioned I'm excited! There are some new goodies I would really like to try :)
03/16/2011 9:28:33 PM CDT
K Smith says ...
Local farming is what eating right is all about. Besides the smaller carbon footprint, it certainly doesn't get any fresher than this!
03/20/2011 11:22:20 AM CDT
Lisa H. says ...
Buying food from local producers means less impact on the environment, more diversity in products and even sometimes a relationship with a real person. Can't beat it!
03/16/2011 10:01:41 PM CDT
Melissa says ...
Because it provides a living to our friends and neighbors.
03/16/2011 10:01:42 PM CDT
Tricia Gaydon says ...
I simply loving giving back to my local community. I feel really good knowing that what I'm eating came from a local farm or business. It makes me feel like I'm truly sharing with my neighbor.
03/18/2011 6:28:59 AM CDT
Susan McDowell says ...
Like everything that's important in life, eating is best when it's a conscious endeavor. Food that's handcrafted has a certain energy to it that nothing that's factory-produced can compare with.
03/16/2011 10:04:48 PM CDT
Rita says ...
Who does not like local produces?! :) It looks and smell real and you feel you are helping you and your family to have the right nutrition and in other hand you help your local producers to expand and having more local produces in market.
03/16/2011 10:05:05 PM CDT
Julie says ...
I love my local producers because their products are fresher, healthier and much, much more flavorful!
03/16/2011 9:28:55 PM CDT
Ebazan says ...
Save our farmers n farms, save our country n our lives.
03/20/2011 10:24:29 AM CDT
Sheridan Phillips says ...
I appreciate Whole Foods' effort to have local foods in the stores. There are often in-season, in-state fruits and vegetables, regularly fresh-made pasta, baked goods, great chocolates, eggs, and grass-fed meat from just beyond the state border. All best quality and a relief to know that such effort is being made to supply for our own in-state and regional needs!
03/17/2011 9:29:35 PM CDT
Amanda says ...
I love to support my local businesses. It's so important for me to teach my daughter the importance of living a healthy life through the food we eat. And there's no better way than going to our local farmers market. She loves it and loves trying new veggies, and she's only 2 1/2yrs old.
03/17/2011 2:01:21 AM CDT
Linda Sturgeon says ...
Home grown is best
03/17/2011 2:09:08 AM CDT
Andrea says ...
I like that our local producers in Santa Cruz offer fresh fruits and veggies that I know are organic and not used with pesticides and other preservatives.
03/17/2011 2:11:53 AM CDT
April says ...
I love my local producers because they're convenient, less environmental impact for both them getting the goods to us and us making the trek to buy them. It also supports our local economy and I love to know that a product I love isn't too far away, and it makes it all the better that they support the same values as I do.
03/17/2011 2:14:17 AM CDT
Gwyn Morton says ...
Buying locally produced food shows pride of origin and gives us a sense of belonging/connection. Locally produced food has been shown to be fresher and more nutritious. It helps everyone concerned: growers, producers, merchants, and consumers. We are fortunate to have access to such quality.
03/17/2011 2:19:47 AM CDT
Irene Dufel says ...
Local producers are our neighbors and friends. The quality of locally homegrown foods, especially, can't compare to outside sources in taste and freshness.
03/17/2011 12:12:40 AM CDT
Christina says ...
I buy local as much as I possibly can because it's usually the fresher, higher quality product and I know exactly how it's been raised/produced. A bonus is also knowing exactly where my hard earned dollars are going.
03/17/2011 12:14:03 AM CDT
phyllis andrews says ...
Everthing I purchase at Whole Foods is delicious, fresh and the employees are so friendly and helpful. Whole Foods is a great place to shop and the only place I will shop at.
03/17/2011 3:16:43 AM CDT
Lynn says ...
Made in the USA by neighbors who care about healthy eating--can't beat that combination!
03/19/2011 11:14:00 PM CDT
Sandra says ...
I Love to support Local People who have a Passion for what they do..
03/20/2011 12:02:15 AM CDT
Emily K says ...
Fresher ingredients, support local business and neighbors, less impact on the environment, less chance of contaminated food...
03/19/2011 9:57:32 PM CDT
Chelsea says ...
i like local products because its fresher and i like to support the local community.
03/19/2011 9:32:40 PM CDT
Terri says ...
I shop local to get to know my neighbors, and to support our local economy.
03/19/2011 9:37:17 PM CDT
Roslyn Koelle says ...
Local products/producers reflect the old world work ethic of excellence combined with 'new world' intregration of product/community/sustainability. I feel involved in my community when I purchase goods, items, foods made or grown locally. In my experience, the products, owners and even packaging reflects the creativity and flavor of the community and again, this brings about an enhancement of the sense of belonging, of being connected. Why would anyone NOT buy & support local; it's like bringing back a bit of the way things used to be ~ a nice piece of the good part.
03/18/2011 3:57:43 PM CDT
Alisa Bey says ...
You know you're getting fresh quality food and it helps the economy and the planet.
03/20/2011 10:33:25 AM CDT

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