You know it’s “cool” to eat local – to call yourself a locavore, wear a man-bun and grind your own fair trade coffee. You feel good about yourself because your banana farmer in South America is getting paid a fair wage and you know the names of your local farmer’s kids. But really – What’s in it for YOU to shop local? I mean, it’s expensive, it’s time consuming, right? Maybe not so much when you consider the whole picture.
So, that’s what’s in it for you: A lot. Hope to see you soon.
A blog about farming and food. Kate Bogli owns and operates Maple View Farm, raising livestock and growing veggies, with her husband Jason. The farm has been in his family for 65 years.