3 Ways Local Food Benefits You!
Locavores of DC, unite! By now, we all know local food is better for the environment, but here are 3 reasons why buying local food benefits YOU personally:
- Lower taxes! According to the American Farmland Trust, “farms contribute more in taxes than they require in services, whereas most development contributes less in taxes than the cost of required services.” Last time we checked, carrots don’t pay tolls and butternut squash doesn’t dial 911.
- It tastes better. The crops are picked when they’re at their peak of flavor and come fleshed out with genetic diversity — producing an engaging variety in shape, color, and overall taste.
- It’s better for you. You may have heard that the average food travels 1,500 miles before it gets to your plate. This is true. And disturbing. The shorter the time between the farm and your table (or spoon), the more nutrients and enzymes are retained!