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Local Food. Strong Farms. Healthy Communities

Why Buy Local?


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.

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