Money spent at local businesses tends to stay in the local economy
When consumers spend money in local businesses, that money tends to be re-spent in other local retailers, further "greening up" the local economy.

Crop Diversity and Quality
Many farmers producing for a local market choose to diversify, growing a variety of crops instead of just one. This is a boon for biodiversity and your palate, since local crops are harvested at their peak of freshness and flavor.

Local Food Just Tastes Better
When food is produced close to where it is sold and consumed it can be picked and processed much more closely to the time it is at its peak. It’s crisp, sweet, and loaded with flavor. Produce that can take days to a week or more to reach consumers must be processed well before it is ready to be eaten, often resulting in loss of flavour
and nutrients.

Local Means Green
Buying produce from local growers reduces the environmental impact and costs
of transporting product. Produce sold in supermarkets has traveled an average
of 1,300 miles from farm to shelf, which greatly contributes to greenhouse gas
emissions.

Local food builds a stronger community
When you buy direct from the farmer, you are re-establishing a time-honored
connection between the eater and the grower. Small local farms are a valuable
component of a community's character, helping maintain agricultural heritage, preserve land use diversity, and moderate development.