The Multiple Benefits of Eating Locally Grown Food
Fresh, high quality vegetables and fruit. Local food is usually sold to the consumer within hours of being picked. In contrast the average vegetable in the grocery store is 5-7 days old, sometime as much as two weeks old, before the consumer buys it.
More nutritious than what you can get at a grocery store. Why? The average fruit or vegetable at a chain grocery store has traveled more than 3000 miles to get there. The sooner fresh vegetables and fruits are eaten after being picked the most nutrients that are preserved