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Importance of Buying Produce Locally

Importance of Buying Produce Locally

Today's post is authored by MedEq's Volunteer Director, Kenia Espino. 

In today’s world of mass production, consumers expect their groceries to be affordable and easily accessible. With this system however, the quality of food products is comprimised and independent local markets are struggling for business. Supporting local food markets is crucial for the local economy and also promotes healthy living. The central benefit of buying locally grown produce and food is that you know where your food comes from. Often times, buying local food may even be more fiscal than buying from supermarkets. Locally grown produce and foods undergo very little processing, are more fresh, and are of higher quality.