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Shanda says ...
I love buying local! You know it is fresh, and it is great to support the "little" companies!
03/16/2011 4:13:23 PM CDT
LK says ...
Why I love local producers... A community sharing is a community caring!
03/16/2011 4:13:28 PM CDT
Anne Ardoin says ...
I always choose local for multiple reasons. Local products are always fresh and I want to support local farmers.
03/16/2011 4:13:49 PM CDT
Alea says ...
I love buying from local farmers, especially at farmer's market because the produce is fresher, not covered in pesticides, tastes better and I am supporting the farming community. Also, a lot of the farmers give back to the community providing programs and activities for kids and donating extra food to those less fortunate.
03/16/2011 4:13:50 PM CDT
Chris says ...
What a great idea! I just love your Web site.
03/16/2011 4:14:02 PM CDT
Debbi Grosch says ...
Buying local benefits the local economy and saves energy on mine! It's like giving back to your neighborhood!
03/16/2011 4:14:05 PM CDT
Sheila says ...
Buying from local producers is a win, win situation...for me and for the producers.
03/16/2011 4:14:08 PM CDT
greg welch says ...
the movie food inc., nuff said.
03/16/2011 4:14:14 PM CDT
RH says ...
Because they take so much pride in what they grow & sell. Every week when I go to my farmer's market I'm reminded of how nourishing food is -- not just physically but mentally as well.
03/16/2011 4:14:20 PM CDT
L. Grabenstetter says ...
They're conscious of their community, and so take good care of the land they produce on. There's also few things as delicious as a genuinely fresh fruit or vegetable.
03/16/2011 4:14:26 PM CDT
Heather says ...
Anything local is wonderful to my famiy. You feel a sense of pride when you know it is your community. I always feel that local producers take more time & care with their product, as I do with my family.
03/16/2011 4:14:31 PM CDT
Debbie Wallace says ...
Love, love, love local!! What better way to support our community, small businesses, and good health all at the same time!
03/16/2011 4:14:46 PM CDT
Terri says ...
I like to buy local because it really boosts the local economy.
03/16/2011 4:14:47 PM CDT
Eric Denger says ...
Local products are always a great way to find things that taste a lot better than much of what lines the shelves at many supermarkets. In addition to supporting the local economy it also cuts down on transportation costs (i.e. oil) and emissions. Great stuff!
03/16/2011 4:14:48 PM CDT
Jennifer Kobler says ...
I love local because it supports my community!
03/16/2011 4:14:50 PM CDT
Dan R says ...
I love locally grown food because it's usually high quality and very fresh. I wish we had more local growers here in Las Vegas, but I guess it's hard to grow things in the middle of a desert with no water ...
03/16/2011 4:14:54 PM CDT
Renee says ...
We need to change and revert the way in which the way our food is grown, processed, treated, purchased and sold. We need to save our animals, people and earth. BUY LOCAL. It's the only way to do it right.
03/16/2011 4:15:00 PM CDT
Carrie says ...
It's all about eating, drinking, sleeping, breathing - LIVING local! help support the community you live in and create a feel good vibe about what you're putting in your body. Purchasing natural, local, fresh foods and products are the greatest way to start making a real change within your surrounding area. :)
03/16/2011 4:15:04 PM CDT
Karen F says ...
I love my local producers, because not only do they bring wonderful fresh produce to the Grand Blanc City Market, but some of them are my friends and friends of my daughters'. I want to support them, so they can continue to thrive and bring forth the goodies the rest of us savor!
03/16/2011 4:15:07 PM CDT
Gina Moore says ...
I love buying local because it's fresh and not as big a drain on the environment! I would much rather support my local farmer!
03/16/2011 4:15:11 PM CDT
Jan says ...
I buy local to support the local economy and because it tastes fresher!
03/16/2011 4:15:12 PM CDT
beth oram says ...
Because neighbors always do their best for their neighbors!
03/16/2011 4:15:12 PM CDT
Kristine Eid says ...
I love my local producers because I love knowing where my food is coming from!
03/16/2011 4:15:12 PM CDT
Cindy Larkum says ...
It's nice knowing that I am supporting local businesses, farmers & laborers by buying products available at Whole Foods. From avoiding preservatives and pesticides to keeping our economy from totally tanking by buying local I am committed to shopping at Whole Foods.
03/16/2011 4:15:21 PM CDT
Whitney says ...
I grew up in a small farming town of 600 people. By growing up this way, I have an appreciation for small and local retailers. I always make it a point to keep it local because I know first hand what it's like to make a quality product and live off of it. I appreciate their hard work and dedication!
03/16/2011 4:15:23 PM CDT

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