WHY should you buy local?
What are the benefits to you, your community, and your environment?
Local food tastes better. By buying local grass-fed beef and pork from Elmartin Farm, you are receiving a quality product that is good for you and delicious. Local food is about the future. Supporting local farms today helps keep those farms in your community running, ensuring that your children and grandchildren have access to nourishing, flavorful, and abundant food. When you choose to buy locally and make your choices known, you raise the consciousness of your family, friends, and neighbors.
Local food builds community. By getting to know the farmers who grow your food, you build understanding, trust, and a connection to your neighbors and your environment. Visiting local farms with your friends and your family brings that education and appreciation to the next generation.
Local food promotes energy conservation. The average distance our food travels is 1500 miles, mostly by air and truck, increasing our dependence on fossil fuels. By buying locally, you conserve that energy that’s used for transport.