Why Buy Local?

There are so many food choices and options out there. It’s not always easy to discern what to buy and not to buy to support ourselves, our families and communities. Local is important at Food Matters Market. We do our best to cultivate relationships with local business owners and farmers in an effort to provide you with a hearty selection of local food options. There are many thoughts and ideas about why it’s important to buy local. Here are a few of our favorites.

SUPPORT THE LOCAL ECONOMY

Eating local means more money stays within our community. Every dollar spent generates twice as much income for the local economy.

KEEP IT FRESH

Local meats and produce are fresher and taste better!

LOCAL IS GREEN

Eating local reduces your carbon footprint. When your food doesn’t travel long distances, you’re promoting better air quality and reducing pollution.

LOCAL FOOD IS SEASONAL

Buying local food keeps us in touch with the seasons. Not everything is available all year round, meaning what grows is the most abundant, least expensive and at its peak.

BUYING LOCAL IS SATISFYING

It’s fun to support food with a story that came from one of our neighbors. It’s part of what makes us a community!

There are so many great reasons to buy local! And here’s another one – for the month of October, local apples are on sale at Food Matters Market for just $.98/lb! You can also grab a jug of local apple cider for just $2.98 for a 64oz jug.

Join us in the celebration of all things local!