Do you want to live a prosperous life? Of course, you do! But, what’s the best course of action for achieving this goal? By definition, prosperity is the essence of living a wholesome well-balanced life.
What if I told you that you can achieve a reasonable level of prosperity simply by buying local? Buying local certainly helps small businesses grow but there are many more benefits that not only help out these small businesses but the entire community as a whole.
In this article, we are going over the 5 less known benefits of buying local.
What is Locally Grown Food?
Locally grown food is a term that describes edibles that were grown, farmed, or raised in a geographical region that is close to your home. An example would be a local farm that exists in your neighborhood, city or province.
Foods are often found at local grocery stores, farmer’s markets, or the farms themselves. Local food providers have many advantages that national brands don’t have. Let’s get into them.
1. Improves Food Safety
Most national food brands move their product from the farm to various processing plants, the food distributors, and then to the grocery store. The distances between each of these locations can span hundreds of thousands of miles, and most times, across the world.
The numerous pit stops these products make increases the chance for contamination which puts your health at risk. Buying locally grown foods minimizes that risk because the food goes through less travel and fewer hands to get to your kitchen.
2. Encourages Accountability
When food is grown locally, customers have a better understanding of where the food comes from and how it’s processed. At Dairy Isle, we use no enhancers or artificial enzymes which not only puts your health first but ensures transparency between our farm and you, the consumer.
3. Promotes Local Wealth
Multiple studies show that not only does buying locally grown food encourages better health practices, but it also promotes local wealth. With every dollar you spend on locally grown food, you are putting dollars back into your community by contributing to the community-centered economy.
When a local business grows, it can open up job opportunities and partnerships, schools, and other good causes.
4. Buying locally Grown Food Gives You a Sense of Ownership
Good quality locally grown food gives your community its own flavor. It sets things apart from the mainstream big businesses that can often compromise quality and craftsmanship. By supporting local, you can be a part of that ownership knowing that quality food comes from your town.
5. Improved Customer Service
You don’t have to worry about calling a 1-800 number if you want information on our products. You can talk to someone who works directly on our farm. This leads to a personal relationship between us and the consumer, all while getting to know the people who stand behind the products.
Be a Part of Something Special by Buying Local
Buying local has more benefits than just being convenient. It can also help your community thrive and contribute to a prosperous life.
Dairy Isle is a family-owned business that operates on the pastoral Prince Edward Island. We pride ourselves in giving you the best dairy products using 100% Prince Edward Island milk. The only way to taste the difference is to buy local.
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