For most of us, we visit the grocery store or a restaurant, choose what we want, pay, and leave—and think little about where the food that we consumed or that’s stashed in our kitchen comes from. But the local food movement is trying to change all that, by getting us to think, even just a little bit, about some of the food that we’re eating, how far it took to get to us, and who grew it—using what add-ons, too.
Why Go Local with Food?
In general, there are several advantages to trying to make more local food decisions. For example, you can cut down on the use of fossil fuels in general: Food that’s produced closer to you takes fewer resources to get to you. And by supporting local food, you’re supporting your neighbors, too. What else is important? This graphic explains it.
Thanks to ZeroCater.com for this great infographic!