2010 Richmond Local Food Guide
The 2010 edition of the Richmond Local Food Guide is now available!
Pick up a copy at the Richmond Food Bank or download and print your own.
FIVE reasons to eat local…
Local food tastes better – Produce in the supermarket has often been in transit for days. Local produce is often picked within 24 hours of you buying it. Not only does it taste better, but thenutritional quality is higher.
Buying locally encourages more mocal farmers – A demand for local produce in an incentive for new and young farmers to get into food production.
Eating local supports your local economy – For every $1 you spend on local food, $7 of economic spinoff is contributed to yur community, including local jobs.
Local food has a lower carbon footprint – Instead of traveling thousands of miles to get to your plate, locally grown food often travels under 50 miles
Buying locally keeps us in touch with the seasons – Squashes and root crops in the winter, greens in the spring and fall, berries and tomatoes in the summer.