Asking a colleague who is mindlessly munching on a salad in the next cubicle if she knows where her lettuce was grown may not be the ideal way to start a dialogue on sustainability and local agribusiness, but the discussion is one that has already begun everywhere from board rooms to farms to kitchen tables around the country.
In a culture in which consumers are constantly multi-tasking, eating fast food on the go, and heating up dinners that can sit on pantry shelves for months—even years, local organizations in Bedford and Lynchburg are bringing awareness to the importance of not only knowing where food comes from, but supporting local farmers and businesses who grow food in Central Virginians’ backyards.
Why is eating locally food grown important? For starters, purchasing and eating food grown in the region is good for the economy, the environment and physical health and well-being. The implications of purchasing leafy greens at the Forest Farmer’s Market inst ... Read More
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