How to Support Local

Nicole Boisvert, Community Engagement Coordinator from Community Natural Foods inspired us all at the Grow ‘N Learn meeting on April 29th.  Her presentation provided a number of reasons why supporting local business is beneficial in a multitude of ways such as the following:

Buying local means more money for the local economy
Local food is fresher, tastes better and is more nutritious
Locally grown food requires less packaging
Local food is more environmentally friendly
Buying local food keeps us in touch with the seasons
Buying local promotes biodiversity
Local food translates into more variety
Buying local keeps farmers on the farm
Local food builds community
You know where your food is coming from

To find out fun and easy ways you can support local in your community, check out her full presentation How to Support Local.