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Resolving to Eat Better

Jan 1, 2023 | Buying Local, Nutrition & Health | 0 comments

With the new year here, many of us wish to have a new start to habits and goals. Many new year’s resolutions revolve around losing weight or being healthier. One of the best ways to be healthier is to adopt a local food lifestyle. Sticking to a diet never works but making a doable lifestyle change can be key to making lasting change. With some of the simple tips below, eating locally grown can help achieve your resolution!


Why eating locally grown is a lifestyle that makes us healthier:
  • Locally grown foods are fresher – besides tasting better, fresh locally grown foods have been harvested more recently and therefore retain more vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, making them more nutritious than food that has traveled a long distance. 
  • Many local farms use organic farming practices – most corporate farms use harmful pesticides and herbicides. Local organic farms do not, therefore providing you with healthier produce.
  • Trying new foods – eating locally grown and in season gives you the opportunity to try new foods that you may not have otherwise, letting you explore new ingredients, recipes and cuisines.
  • Produce grown with regenerative farming practices is more nutritious – read more about the science here.
  • Adding more produce to our diet is good for us– eating fresh, locally grown food invites us to eat more fruits and vegetables – meaning more fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants and therefore a healthier you.


How to eat local in Bucks County:


Benefits beyond yourself:
  • Supports small businesses and farms – purchasing from local family farms supports our local economy.
  • Less waste and packaging – usually local farm products will have less packaging and plastic.
  • Reduces greenhouse gasses – locally grown food travels fewer miles than most grocery store produce, and fresh, less processed food saves energy and resources.
  • Supports sustainable farming practices – purchasing from local farms that use sustainable practices supports wildlife, water, soil and our local environment.


Do yourself a favor and eat local in 2023!


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