Brenton Johnson, an organic farmer and owner of Johnson's Backyard Garden, came up with this list of top 10 reasons to buy local food, based on his philosophy to live in harmony with the land.
1. Locally grown food tastes better. Food grown in your own community is usually picked within the past day or two. It's crisp, sweet, and loaded with flavor. Produce flown or trucked in is much older. Several studies have shown that the average distance food travels from farm to plate is 1,500 miles.