Why Buy Local? Our Choices Matter
Keep Value in the Local Economy
Buying local is about more than how we spend our dollars: It’s about supporting what we value in our community, like fair pay, sustainable agriculture, healthy food, and strong local economies.
Build Community Resilience
Buying local supports a diversity of innovative and interdependent businesses that make it possible for communities to both survive and thrive in good times and bad.
Strengthen Community Ties
Purchasing products made or grown by our neighbors builds relationships that strengthen the economy while creating opportunities for greater civic engagement.
Create the Food System We Want
When we buy local, we exercise our power to change the food system to one that is more transparent and better supports our farms, workers, environment, and the entire community.
Celebrate Our Character and Heritage
Buying local ensures that our farms and local businesses remain vibrant and productive and contribute to preserving our scenic landscape and unique culture.