Why Buy Local?

local_michigan-kidsKeeps money in local economy

If each family started spending $10 per week of their grocery bill on Michigan products, we’d keep more than $37 million circulating in Michigan each week. (Source: Michigan Department of Agriculture)

Creates more jobs

Nationally, small businesses are our largest employer! Local products taste better and are better for you. Local produce is usually picked within days, and is loaded with fresh flavor. Shorter transportation allows for more nutrients to be preserved.

Reduces fossil fuels and helps the environment

The fewer miles your food has to travel, the less environmental damages occur.

Local food is about the future

By supporting local businesses, we are helping to ensure a strong business presence in our communities tomorrow.

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