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16 Great Reasons to Buy Locally Grown Farm Shop Food

Locally grown food bought directly from the farm shop in person or online is great for the environment and good for the health of you and your family.

When we talk about locally grown (or raised) food, we mean food from the UK as opposed to food from Peru or Kenya, or Argentina, Australia, or New Zealand.

Every time you buy UK grown food you are benefiting the environment, your health, the economy, and your community, even if it’s just a portion of your weekly shop.

Additionally, many people feel local food tastes better and lasts longer. They also find peace of mind knowing exactly where their food came from and how it was grown. For others, supporting community economics and building relationships with local food producers is incredibly important, as is protecting the environment.

Locally grown food provides all these benefits:

Farm Shop Food is often pesticide and hormone-free: Unlike large-scale agricultural operations, many local food producers use organic and natural pest repellants.

Farm Shop Food is preservative-free: Locally grown food doesn’t need to have any preservatives and other chemicals added to it in order to keep it fresh during transit around the world.

Farm Shop Food offers improved nutrition: locally grown food is seasonal which means it’s’ fresher and richer in essential nutrients.

Farm Shop Food is safer for anyone with diet-related conditions: Local food is traceable from farm to fork and is grown naturally so it’s better for people with food sensitivities and allergies to preservatives, hormones, or other food chemicals.

Farm Shop Food provides a well-balanced diet: People who buy farm food eat less processed and packaged foods and more healthy proteins, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains for a balanced diet.

Farm Shop Food improves food safety: Buying directly from local producers reduces the risk of eating unsafe contaminated food. Imported food passes through several different hands before it reaches your kitchen, increasing the chance of contamination.

Farm Shop Food preserves small farmland: Without small-scale farms, the land might otherwise be developed for industrial or commercial use. Additionally, farmland attracts other types of biodiversity and gives wild animals, insects, and birds a place to live and thrive.

Farm Shop Food keeps taxes down: Local farms typically contribute more to the local economy in tax revenue than they will ever use in services.

Farm Shop Food reduces food miles: The further food has to travel, the more fossil fuels that are burned. There’s no justification for transporting our food from the other side of the world.

Reducing food miles helps alleviate our dependence on fossil fuels, reduce air pollution, and cut back on greenhouse gas emissions.

Farm Shop Food promotes ethical and sustainable food production: When food is raised and grown locally, consumers better understand how and where their food comes from and how it’s treated. Most people want their food to be produced in an ethical and sustainable way.

Farm Shop Food keeps money in your community: Instead of going to the large supermarket chains, supporting local farmers keeps the profit in the local community.

Farm Shop Food creates local jobs: Small local farms create more local jobs than large scale highly automated agricultural producers. By supporting local food producers, you directly contribute to helping your friends, neighbors and other community members find sustainable employment.

Farm Shop Food supports other local businesses: Local food producers supply their meat and produce to other local businesses, such as restaurants, schools, and hospitals. Many people today will choose organizations that support local farmers.

Farm Shop Food brings the community together: Local farmers often develop a close relationship between themselves, and their local buyers to foster a sense of belonging and togetherness within the area.

Farm Shop Food empowers consumers: Consumers are growing increasingly concerned about where and how their food is being produced. Local farming can provide a great learning experience for children and adults alike to develop their knowledge of food systems and agriculture in general.

Farm Shop Food improves overall well-being: One of the most satisfying parts of buying local farm-grown food is knowing that you’re contributing to your community, the local economy, and the environment. This leads to an improved sense of wellbeing and fulfillment knowing your purchases make a difference.

Easy Farm Shop makes it easy to enjoy all the benefits of farm-fresh food that has been ethically and sustainably produced. We connect caring consumers with ethical producers to make sure the changes that have to happen don’t happen too late.

Find more happy customers by listing your business with us today

There’s never been a better time to sell directly to your end customers. More than ever before people want to buy seasonal local products produced in the UK, direct from the producer. Our goal is to help these customers find you, enjoy your products and tell their friends about you.