Why Should You Eat Locally?

by Jeanne

"A recent study in Maine shows that shifting just 1% of consumer expenditures to direct purchasing of local food products would increase farmers’ income by 5%. Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) estimates that by encouraging Maine residents to spend just $10/week on local food, $100,000,000 will be invested back into farmers’ pockets and the Maine economy each growing season."

Food Routes

Now think about that for a moment.  Imagine if we all just spent $10 a week on local food what that would do for the small family farm and for our communities as a whole.  Buy some cheese, some eggs, some vegetables or bread.