Top 5 Reasons to Buy Local
Buying local helps keep our families, friends, and neighbors employed. Buying locally also benifits and strengthens our communities by boosting the local and state economy.
Keeps money in local economy
If each family started spending $10 per week of their grocery bill on Michigan products, we’d keep more than $37 million circulating in Michigan each week. (Source: Michigan Department of Agriculture)
Creates more jobs. Nationally, small businesses are our largest employer!
Local products taste better and are better for you. Produce is usually picked within days, and is loaded with fresh flavor. When food is shipped long distances from other states and countries, it loses nutrients quickly!
Reduces fossil fuels and helps the environment. The fewer miles your food has to travel, the less environmental damages occur. Plus, well-managed farms conserve fertile soil and clean water in our communities.
Local food is about the future. Farmers are a vanishing breed; our support could allow them to stay around for many years to come. By supporting local businesses, we are helping to ensure a strong business presence in our communities tomorrow.