Eating locally grown foods is better for you, your local economy, American agriculture, the environment, and your taste buds will be pleased, too!

With more available nutrients, locally-grown foods are fresher, taste better and last longer. You’re going to love eating your in-season, locally grown fruits and veggies.

And we’ll all appreciate your effort to reduce the impact of your groceriers’ on the environment. You’ll eliminate the thousands of miles your produce travels to you and help maintain farmland and green space here in the Charlotte, NC metropolitan area.

You’ll know where your food comes from and who owns it. Purchasing your produce from local farmers, growers, artisans and locally-owned purveyors and restaurants keeps your purchasing power and its impact close to home; working to build your local economy instead of being handed over to a corporation in another city, state, or country.

Locally-grown foods create greater variety of available foods. Farmers receive the demand and the support for raising more types of produce and livestock. Think Brandywines, Early Girls, and Lemon Boys instead of just tomatoes.

Locally-grown foods enhance the community. Knowing where your food is from connects you to the people who raise and grow it, and them to you.