Posted by: Rabideye | September 1, 2012

Working our way backwards…Day 23

50 Reasons to Eat & Grow Local Food

Reason #23:

Local foods create greater variety of foods available. Farmers who run community-supported agriculture programs (CSAs), sell at farmers’ markets, and provide local restaurants have the demand and the support for raising more types of produce and livestock. Think Brandywines, Early Girls, Black Crim and Lemon Boys instead of “tomatoes.” Even in season, supermarkets will carry only tomatoes from their year-round suppliers– ones that are grown in other countries or in ¬†artificial environments.

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