Why Buy Local

Connecting people to great food

Local Harvest Market supports the ideals of the USDA's program to know your farmer, know your food.  Purchase from producers that support your values, learn about the benefits of sustainable farming and good animal husbandry, take control of your own nutrition and help create greater access to wholesome foods for all members of our community.

Peak Flavor...Peak Nutrition

When your food is grown just a few miles from where you live, it can be picked and delivered to you at the height of its taste and nutritional value.

New Tastes...Fun Options

You can enjoy heirloom varieties that cannot be shipped long distances by commercial farmers. Farmers who grow for local markets grow for taste, diversity, and healthfulness. Industrial agriculture is often produced for durability, ease of transport and uniformity.

Build a Stronger Community

You can contribute to robust rural economic growth by supporting your local farmers, food processors, and the businesses that buy from them. This keeps our dollars working for the benefit of our community. We also create a culture of self-reliance through growing, preserving, cooking, and sharing food that helps us live longer, healthier and happier lives.

Protect your Resources

Knowing your farmer allows you to be informed of the care and attention given to the animals and land used to produce your food. In a larger supply chain it can be difficult to locate the source of your food. Many are left heart-broken when they become aware of the conditions under which their food is produced.

Buying local reduces the demand for fossil fuels required to transport food from long distances. Less food miles means less fuel consumption and as a result less air pollution. Additionally, the refrigeration required to transport these goods consume excess energy resources.

Industrial agriculture uses a large amount of paper and plastic to package and keep food for a longer period of time. Often this packaging becomes waste that contributes to our landfills.