Check out the new “Buy Fresh Buy Local Guide 2016-2017”
Why Buy Local?
- Buying local food keeps our dollars invested in our own community.
- If every area household spent just $10 a week on local foods, it could generate $384.2 million annually in southeastern Virginia, and $1.65 billion statewide. Take the $10 a week challenge!
- Getting to know the farmer who grows your food builds relationships based on understanding and trust, the foundation of strong communities
- There’s never been a more critical time to support our farmers. Between 2002 and 2007, Virginia lost more than 500,000 acres of farm land. With each local food purchase, you choose to support farms staying farms and farmers staying farmers.
- Local food is fresher and tastes better than food shipped long distances from other states or countries. Local farmers can offer produce varieties grown for their taste and freshness rather than for shipping and long shelf life
- Knowing where your food comes from and how it is grown or raised may enable you to choose food from farmers who certify that they avoid or reduce their use of chemicals, pesticides, hormones, antibiotic or genetically modified seed in their operations.
Check out the new guide here
June Nutritional Clinic – “Farm to Fork”
We will show you how to transform that beautiful basket of farm stand fruits and veggies into an impressive meal or more!
We will educate you on our local farms and CSA’s (Community Supported Agriculture). We will also have a CSA box from New Earth Farms in which we will use to prepare a meal.
Saturday, June 19 @ 10 am, Virginia Garden Organic Grocery Store
Cost – $35 (bring a friend for FREE!) Only 12 seats available!