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Kathy says ...
I love buying local because it helps your friends and neighbors stay in business and prosper.
03/24/2011 10:51:29 AM CDT
diana alexander says ...
i support my local farmers.
03/23/2011 6:38:41 AM CDT
kayla peters says ...
I love eating local products grown from local people. It helps support my community and I love eating fresh nutrient-based good food! YUMMO!!
03/16/2011 12:41:18 PM CDT
Christina says ...
I LOVE my local producers for a few reasons. The quality is always PERFECT, everything is so fresh AND I'm putting back into my local economy. I know my local producers are putting care into what they do to give me and my family the best product possible. They care. National producers don't care about me, just the money. So it's worth it to pay more for my local producers knowing that I'm getting great products every time. I'm buying peace of mine. Thank you Whole Foods!!!!
03/16/2011 12:50:57 PM CDT
Gert Conklin says ...
I honor my late Father when I shop and buy from local producers. I always enjoyed the sharing of the harvest from his garden so I know the difference between fresh and not so fresh!!
03/16/2011 2:17:11 PM CDT
Michele says ...
Buying local is knowing where my food comes from and knowing the people who grow it. It always tastes better and is better for me and the environment.
03/16/2011 2:31:25 PM CDT
Donna says ...
Every purchase is supporting your neighbor or the family down the street. Plus the products are high quality.
03/16/2011 2:42:30 PM CDT
melanie says ...
We love our local producers because the joy of what they do permeates the food that they grow. It is grown with good intentions and that energy is definitely present in their food. It is beautiful and fresh and the growers are always friendly and open to discussions and questions.
03/15/2011 4:28:28 AM CDT
Gary Rhine says ...
I always choose local because it is the freshest with maximum nutrients maintained.
03/13/2011 5:27:12 PM CDT
Alison says ...
Buying locally grown foods means your food doesn't have to travel very far to get to your kitchen, which is good for the environment and for the freshness of your food.
03/13/2011 5:38:38 PM CDT
Mary says ...
I love my local producers because they produce a quality I can trust. I love getting veggies and fresh chicken from my local farmer's market. It's always top-notch quality at reasonable prices. I've never once gotten home and discovered the chicken was rancid (which has happened to me several times before from conventional grocery stores). And the veggies are just beautiful. No, every apple doesn't look just like the one next to it, but that's how you know it's real food. :)
03/13/2011 7:24:43 PM CDT
Kate says ...
Buying local encourages community pride. I'm happy to purchase from local producers. Thanks, Whole Foods, for providing access to these great products!
03/13/2011 8:21:22 PM CDT
Vanessa says ...
My local producers give back to the community and I love the one-on-one interaction with someone who had a hand in making the end product!
03/13/2011 3:36:18 PM CDT
Katie D. says ...
I love knowing the people who made my food - it makes it so much more special.
03/14/2011 9:58:11 AM CDT
Mary says ...
I love buying local because I love knowing that my food is fresh, as well as the positive vibes I get knowing that I'm helping the economy in my own town.
03/14/2011 10:07:06 AM CDT
Annie L. says ...
I love my local producers because I feel connected to the products; the same way that going to the Union Square farmer's market makes the product come alive, buying from local products sold at Whole Foods feels like contributing to the health of my neighborhood.
03/13/2011 11:56:56 PM CDT
Deanna Ibarra says ...
Locally grown produce is so fresh and yummy! Plus it saves the enviornment,since it doesnt have to be shipped accross the country. I recently went to Florida and was frustrated at the fact that only one of five stores I visited had Florida oranges. The rest were from California, why waste all that gas and money shipping accross the country when there local oranges were so yummy. I know California oranges are delicious because I live here, but I didnt expect to find them there:)
03/16/2011 9:27:00 PM CDT
Erin from Long Island says ...
I love buying from local farmers. THey are so nice to chat with and I get great advice to use in my own garden!
03/13/2011 11:48:47 PM CDT
Ruth Smither says ...
I prefer to buy local and appreciate the care with which our growers take in their products. Love organics!
03/16/2011 9:26:34 PM CDT
Debby says ...
Buying local save the environment and with the skyrocketing prices of gas should also save money!
03/14/2011 6:57:08 AM CDT
Peggy McConnell says ...
It is wonderful to try new things, especially those created by small independant businesses.
03/16/2011 9:26:15 PM CDT
Anna Lombardozzi says ...
It's always better to by from the locals because it helps them out and the economy around you and it always tastes better and always freshest!!
03/16/2011 9:25:45 PM CDT
Christine says ...
I enjoy buying from local producers who are passionate about giving to the community.
03/16/2011 9:25:53 PM CDT
Jenny Thamer says ...
Our local producers are hard workers who are truly invested in the community and support us all with good, fresh options.
03/16/2011 9:26:09 PM CDT
Ingrid says ...
I love supporting local businesses. It's great to support thesmall producers and buy goods that do not need to be shipped thousands of miles.
03/16/2011 9:28:20 PM CDT

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