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Gail says ...
What could be better for my family, community and planet than using fresh, clean, beautiful food grown and harvested locally? I'm lucky, we have access to all types of locally grown produce, raw dairy products, fresh eggs and humanely/responsibly produced meats and fish! YAY Central Coast California and Whole Foods!
03/20/2011 10:55:00 AM CDT
joy says ...
Anything to help the local community. Fresh is so much better!
03/20/2011 11:00:47 AM CDT
Crystal Hughes says ...
its even more important in a city to honor your local producers. our local producers help to educate the community about purchasing local, why its important, and how eating local can not only help those who can afford to eat local, but why its important to give everyone an opportunity to eat well and be a part of a community.
03/13/2011 6:38:55 PM CDT
Anita says ...
I love knowing the people raising my family's food. I also like knowing where the produce comes from and that they have my best interests at heart--my health.
03/18/2011 6:14:04 PM CDT
melanie says ...
Local produce is always love at first bite! Freshest=bestest!
03/18/2011 6:48:20 PM CDT
Jane says ...
Local is better because food tastes fresher when it doesn't have far to go between the farm and the grocery store.
03/18/2011 6:51:06 PM CDT
Kyle says ...
The more local the better. It only makes sense. Less resources consumed, less time, less energy, etc, and more flavor!!! =)
03/18/2011 8:29:29 PM CDT
Darcy B says ...
Buying local means I'm putting money back into my own community. I'm helping create jobs for my neighbors and I'm keeping emissions down--no need to fly, train, or big rig it across the country.
03/18/2011 8:33:49 PM CDT
Risa Jacobson says ...
I always buy local because it's fresher and a smaller carbon footprint.
03/18/2011 11:43:44 PM CDT
Karin Gardner says ...
Everything tastes better, fresher when it comes from close by.
03/18/2011 11:27:07 PM CDT
MB says ...
What's not to love? Fresh, delicious, local food with a minimal carbon footprint!
03/18/2011 11:31:18 PM CDT
Doris Stegall says ...
Eating locally grown food is healthy for us & good for our planet. The food is beautifully displayed at Whole Foods Market and a pleasant shopping experience.
03/18/2011 11:47:14 PM CDT
Liz R says ...
I believe in community and helping local business. It's good for my neighbors and, I hope, it is good for the world by supporting locally grown and made. Love farmers markets, belong to a CSA and shop for items that are regional, too.
03/18/2011 11:48:02 PM CDT
Lizbeth says ...
Very little travel time so produce can remain on the plant longer and tastes Oh So much better than produce shipped from other states/countries. = )
03/19/2011 12:20:13 AM CDT
Renee says ...
I love to support local farmers and companies! I feel so much better about giving my family foods grown without chemical additives as well
03/19/2011 12:34:29 AM CDT
Melonie says ...
I love my local producers because I can (and have gone to) visit them!!
03/19/2011 1:02:35 AM CDT
Deisy says ...
I have to admit i dont buy from my local producers was raised to think that i should only buy my food from big grocery stores(wf not included). But i really want to change that for my children because it can teach them where our food comes from.
03/19/2011 1:07:11 AM CDT
Erika says ...
Local producers epitomize America at its best- hard work and making a product that is the standard of excellence. They still strive for the American dream and hold to ideals that often seem lost today. How can we not support some of the truest Americans out there? It is a privilege to.
03/19/2011 6:27:49 AM CDT
Tara L says ...
Local producers are our neighbors, our brothers, our friends.
03/19/2011 6:37:07 AM CDT
Susan McBryde says ...
Buying local has many benefits -- it increases the income local farmer's make, it gives the buyer an opportunity to know where and how the food was grown, it creates awareness for the importance of taking care of our Earth, it creates interest and opportunities for healthy cooking options, it gives urban and suburban children a new learning opportunity with field trips to local farms, it creates a true sense of community and it helps the local economy overall. Buy local!
03/20/2011 10:57:57 AM CDT
Jessica Kasten says ...
I love to support local farmers and there is nothing better than truly fresh and ripe organic fruits and veggies from my own community (as if they come from my own back yard...yum)!! When I know where my food comes from, it makes me feel more confident and the local fresh foods ALWAYS look and taste better to me:) GO LOCAL!!!!
03/20/2011 2:52:06 PM CDT
Stacie says ...
No matter how bad these times may be,you can count on whole foods for there healthy organic foods and there fresh local produce. We are worth the investment:)
03/20/2011 2:49:54 PM CDT
Maggie Wang says ...
Ir is more natural to eat things in season locally(healthier with nature's cycle) and reduce carbon footprint by not tranporting food from far. It also helps to create awareness with real food and really local farmars and farming practices (the old fashion way).
03/19/2011 7:39:53 PM CDT
Robin says ...
I know that when i purchase locally I support the local economy and the products are the freshest. I worry about imported product containing lead and other food born illness causing contamination. Local businesses and farm to table movements are what keeps America Fresh.
03/19/2011 7:40:04 PM CDT
rsseiler says ...
What a great idea and promotion...Go local!
03/19/2011 7:41:30 PM CDT

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