Why Buy Local

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HEALTH. ENVIRONMENT. ECONOMY. COMMUNITY.

Rather than buying tomatoes from California, buy them from a grower right here in our community! Rather than going out to dinner at a restaurant where the food is from out of state or country, find a venue that purchases from local growers. 

Choosing local food is healthier, supports our environment, builds our economy and strengthens our community.

Be part of the Local Dozen educational effort organized by the Local Growers Guild (LGG). We engage in educational activities about a Local Dozen reasons to purchase food from local sources. Our hope is to encourage at least 400 families in Monroe County—and more throughout the state of Indiana—make weekly purchases of a dozen dollars or more on local food. So, rather than buying tomatoes from California, buy them from a grower right here in our community! Rather than go out to dinner at a restaurant where all the food is from out of state, find a venue that purchases some ingredients from local growers. Choosing local first is healthier, supports our environment, builds our economy and strengthens our community.