Support Local Farmers—Buy Local

by Haley Stone October 26, 2018

Support Local Farmers

Your Health, the Environment, and the Economy Will Thank You

We could go on and on about why you should support your local farmers. The benefits are endless! We’ve compiled the top reasons, and once you hear them, let’s just say—be careful you don’t get a speeding ticket on your way to your local farmer’s market!

Top 7 Health-Related Benefits
1. You know exactly where your food is coming from.
2. You have a direct source: the farmer. So, you can ask him/her any questions
    you have, including exactly how the food was grown.
3. You steer clear of foods grown with harmful pesticides, hormones,
    antibiotics, and genetic modifications.
4. The food is bright and FULL of flavor.
5. It’s the freshest of the fresh…literally harvested for locals like you!
6. The yummy fruits and veggies are in-season.
7. The food has higher amounts of nutrients than store-bought food.

Top 2 Non-Health-Related Benefits
1. You’re supporting your local economy by:

  • Keeping money in the community
  • Creating more local jobs

2. You’re helping the environment by:

  • Decreasing food miles that cause pollution and unnecessary use of natural resources
  • Reducing unsustainable farming methods that cause water, land, and air pollution

Moral of the story: supporting local farmers = supporting your health, the economy,
and the environment. What could be better?

See ya at the farmer’s market! :)

Haley Stone
Haley Stone


- Haley is a graduate of the University of Arkansas with a degree in communications. She moved to Georgia in 2016 after marrying her high school sweetheart. On Saturdays, you can catch her supporting her husband as a UGA football coach and cheering on the Dawgs! Haley heads up our marketing for Soul Miners Greens. She loves spreading the word about our lettuce. Catch her posts on instagram and follow our harvest days through her insta stories.

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