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Terra says ...
Local producers take pride in their products, which really benefits the consumers. I try to buy local whenever possible!
03/16/2011 4:17:42 PM CDT
Elizabeth says ...
I love my local producers because they raise their food with their heart--and you can taste that!
03/16/2011 4:17:42 PM CDT
Jenn S says ...
I love that Whole Foods has the Local Producer program because it gives me the opportunity to learn about the existence of these mom and pop businesses and have the opportunity to potentially establish a one on one rapport with them for those instances that you need something outside the typical standard -ie 3 eggs rather than 6 for that special cake because the other three would go to waste.
03/16/2011 4:17:48 PM CDT
Andrea says ...
Wow! Great contest! Well, I regularly shop locally. Taking every opportunity I get to shop at local green markets. Its not always feasible for me to buy organic, because I live on a budget. But, I try to budget it in every week. I love getting wild fresh produce, fish and poultry, greens and that's why I love local producers. I know its traced back to a local source. I can trust that when I purchase produce from Whole foods I'm getting a quality product. That makes me feel like I'm getting the best of the best! Who doesn't want that? I've also noticed how much healthier I feel when I enjoy my greens from local growers.
03/16/2011 4:17:56 PM CDT
Zak Bauman says ...
Local is important on many levels. It is better for the environment because the food doesn't have to travel far, plus what comes from the community stays in the community. Local food means it's fresh and will taste fabulous.
03/16/2011 4:18:04 PM CDT
RainyGoat (Pam) says ...
Local means you get the freshest foods at its nutritional peak while helping your community's economy. Don't forget to grow some of your own veg and/or fruits as well!
03/16/2011 4:18:08 PM CDT
J. Keng says ...
Because they help the environment!
03/16/2011 4:18:12 PM CDT
Toni Culpepper says ...
The local producers employ people in my area. That helps the local economy. The fruit and veggies (if there were some in the basket) have a better chance of being ripe and not green when picked, giving my family the nutrients they need and want from the foods they eat. It is also better for the enviroment, as there is less travel, less gas used, less pollution put into the air. The ranchers, farmers and other people involves in products produced closer to home, have a vested interest in the community. As do I, I have my own business and we serve the major community, if our clients are doing well, it helps everyone.
03/16/2011 4:18:15 PM CDT
Mary Poulos says ...
simple...tastes better as well as supports local economy.
03/16/2011 4:18:28 PM CDT
Nicole says ...
I love using local products because chances are I have met the person who picked or packaged the product at a vendor stand or farmers market.
03/16/2011 4:18:28 PM CDT
Evan Jensen says ...
Since 2008, we've been trying to buy exclusively local goods, and while sometimes difficult to find, it's a pleasure to help give back to the economy and the local agriculture. The local farms around here produce some of the best meat and dairy products I've ever had the pleasure of tasting and hopefully they'll continue to offer such goodies to us as live nearby!
03/16/2011 4:18:28 PM CDT
katie says ...
fresh food, supporting local merchants and eliminating the middle man!!
03/16/2011 4:18:39 PM CDT
sharon bryson says ...
because it's local...
03/16/2011 4:18:52 PM CDT
Kim W. says ...
I love to go by a local producers farm and then see the products in my local Whole Foods market. It's a great thing to support local business.
03/16/2011 4:18:52 PM CDT
Mary Rodriguez says ...
I love buying locally grown produce and products because they are tastier, fresher and usually less expensive as they do not great travel distances. Visiting the local farm stands and farmers is not only an inexpensive fun family day, it is often quite educational. I have learned many things directly from the producers, improved my health and collected many yummy recipes all the way. It is also an excellent way to give back to my community and support the hard work that is done each and everyday
03/16/2011 4:19:10 PM CDT
Melissa says ...
I love that they use locally sourced ingredients, so I can taste what's best in my region. Not to mention, I can meet them in person and talk about their passionate work!
03/16/2011 4:19:12 PM CDT
rosa says ...
I LOVE HOW THEY HAVE SET UP THE STORE, ALWAYS PEOPLE AT HAND WHEN ONE IS IN NEED, ALWAYS COURTEOUS AS THEY TAKE TO RIGHT ISLE. THAT IN ITSELF MAKES THE EXPERIENCE OF SHOPPING REALLY PLEASANT.....
03/16/2011 4:19:13 PM CDT
Molly says ...
I love local producers because it is awesome to know the story behind the food and local just tastes better!
03/16/2011 4:19:32 PM CDT
Kimberly says ...
I love local... many years ago I had a friend who packed in the job in the city and moved to farm organically in upstate NY... it was then that I realized the impact local meant!... So I applaud and appreciate the dedication and sacrifices local organic farmers make for us!...
03/16/2011 4:19:32 PM CDT
Stacey says ...
What's not to love? It's people creating and sustaining their own community. Love the local!
03/16/2011 4:19:35 PM CDT
Julie Glass says ...
Our local producers are important because they not only supply our community with jobs, goods and taxpayers money. What they give to their community, we as part of the community will benefit in many ways. It makes me proud to be part of an area and especially proud when producers can supply us with local products.
03/16/2011 4:19:40 PM CDT
Irene says ...
It's important to support our local producers because they supply us with fresh local produce and don't receive the subsidies or grants that large farms and companies receive.
03/16/2011 4:19:43 PM CDT
Naomi says ...
I like buying local to support farmers and businesses that are my "neighbors"
03/16/2011 4:19:44 PM CDT
Sue says ...
It's fresher, healthier and better for the environment.
03/16/2011 4:19:44 PM CDT
Emily B. says ...
Especially in NYC it's great to know where your food is coming from...makes us feel closer to the source!
03/16/2011 4:19:45 PM CDT

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