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Catherine says ...
It is important for us to support local businesses because these businesses are the parents of our childrens friends! We need to seek out local small businesses for our needs because if we live local and shop local we grow as one family!
03/16/2011 4:11:03 PM CDT
Lizzie says ...
Because local is supporting us. Local is supporting me. People caring about what we eat, where it comes from, what's in it for Petra's sake! Plus, they're getting more creative than ever. Who is your farmer, producer, dairy, baker, anyway? Thanks and yum!
03/16/2011 4:11:11 PM CDT
Linda Werner says ...
I'm always happy supporting local businesses especially ones like Michele's Granola!!!
03/16/2011 4:11:20 PM CDT
stephen canner says ...
Industrial foods and industrial food production are getting so out of hand. We gotta get back to human scale, local scale wherever and whenever possible - for our bodies, our souls, our communities, our future.
03/16/2011 4:11:31 PM CDT
Anna says ...
I get the freshest ingredients--and get to support my own community. I feel like I have a part of the business as my support actually matters! Shouldn't everyone want to shop local?!
03/16/2011 4:11:31 PM CDT
faye teichman says ...
local produce is fresher and tastier and gives organic farmers a chance to get a reputation and it also saves on the price and gives our own farmer neighbors a boost!
03/16/2011 4:11:43 PM CDT
Karen says ...
My children and I love to see that farmers in our area -- some of whom we actually know and are in school with their children -- have grown this beautiful food for all of us. We know it's grown with love and care, and is the freshest, most nutritious food available for our table.
03/16/2011 4:11:49 PM CDT
Sandie says ...
because they make the yummiest honey EVER!
03/16/2011 4:11:58 PM CDT
Cheryl says ...
Local is always the BEST!
03/16/2011 4:12:03 PM CDT
Sara Grivas says ...
I absolutely LOVE buying from local producers! Sadly, our season is so short here in Michigan. I try to take fully advantage of it when I can. I feel it not only saves money and wasted costs, but creates economy right here in Michigan. We are family and I am loyal to that as much as I can be! Thank you local producers!
03/16/2011 4:12:11 PM CDT
Kelley Carpenter says ...
Local foods are the way to go. It's not just about food: it's about community and supporting local families! There is something ancient and comforting about meeting the person who grows your food! You can see for yourself that they are being treated fairly and ethically, and there is no mystery about how and where and by whom your food was produced. Being a local farmer is a noble, wonderful career that helps make families and communities healthy!
03/16/2011 4:12:20 PM CDT
Astrid says ...
Buying local is responsible and helps to support the community! Do it!!
03/16/2011 4:12:24 PM CDT
Deborah Courteau says ...
I love local producers because the product is fresher, tastes better and supports my local businesses. Thanks!
03/16/2011 4:12:37 PM CDT
Bertha Porter says ...
Local producers help me live my values and beliefs that I cannot change the big world but I can do a lot to make my neighborhood, city and state a better place for all by supporting local businesses and producers.
03/16/2011 4:12:39 PM CDT
Jennifer says ...
Food from my local producers always tastes fresh! and I feel better knowing I am helping reduce the carbon footprint!
03/16/2011 4:12:40 PM CDT
Jen Shaw says ...
Local makes the world go 'round!
03/16/2011 4:12:51 PM CDT
Flamingogurl says ...
I love buying local. I feel great about supporting my local vendors, and know that I have the freshest possible food for my family's table :-)
03/16/2011 4:12:57 PM CDT
Julie Berejikian says ...
I love to help our local producers, and why not? The products are organic, healthy and a good quality. When I shop I make sure the products are local, and then choose to purchase.
03/16/2011 4:12:58 PM CDT
Jessica says ...
I love local producers b/c the QUALITY is often so much higher than the mass produced item most similar, because I KNOW where it came from, and because I LOVE a good story about where it came from or what inspired it!
03/16/2011 4:12:59 PM CDT
Amity File says ...
Yummy, makes me hungry!
03/16/2011 4:13:02 PM CDT
Bridget says ...
I love local producers because I know I'm buying products from people who care about the community. Growing up, my mom would always point out how the owners of local restaurants would feed their families at their restaurants, but you never saw McDonalds execs eating at McDonalds!
03/16/2011 4:13:06 PM CDT
erika C says ...
It's Fresh!!
03/16/2011 4:13:06 PM CDT
Di Agee says ...
I live a green lifestyle, and always support my local growers & shops! This is important to sustain how I live, receive the best nutrition, and give back to my community!
03/16/2011 4:13:09 PM CDT
Quiche says ...
Kudos to you, Whole Foods. I wish others would follow you lead. I love local producers because their goods are of high quality and budget friendly.
03/16/2011 4:13:18 PM CDT
Elaine says ...
Love local because the products are made by people who care about quality and customer service.
03/16/2011 4:13:19 PM CDT

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