Many don’t realize that the average fruit or vegetable travels nearly 2000 miles, about 7 days, prior to being sold. When buying directly from the farm, you are able to choose fresh and ripe meal components that come straight home with you, rather than spending a week in transit.
Sourcing directly from local farms reduces carbon emissions released into the environment by large 18 wheelers used for mass transport. Not only is farm to fork healthier for you, it’s healthier for the environment as well!
Engaging farm owners will allow you to form relationships with the individual(s) that oversee your goods. This way, you can provide suggestions, share concerns, or even negotiate cheaper bulk rates when needed!