And think about all of the oil that it took to bring that out-of-season tomato to you!
Supporting local farmers and the local economy is another great reason to buy local food.
But our favorite reason to eat local has to do with the variety of food. People often get in ruts when it comes to eating the same thing over and over again. Eating local brings you back in touch with the seasons and encourages you to think outside of the box when it comes to your meals. If you canâ€™t have strawberries during the winter, why not try a persimmon instead? And wouldnâ€™t they taste wonderful on a salad? Normally we would throw berries or pears on a salad. But in November and December we can get persimmons fresh from the tree.
There are a ton of reasons to eat local.
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Cookbooks: The Art of Simple Food by Alice Waters