Local food is fresher, tastier, and grown more sustainably - with fewer "food miles" and chemicals. Local farmers often use practices that protect topsoil, biodiversity and water resources. And if you are concerned about animal welfare, you can visit the ranches and dairies where the chickens, pigs, cows are raised to see that they are truly free-range and humanely treated.
Buy Fresh Buy Local 2010-11 Food Guide
Locally grown food
Stores offering locally grown food
Local beer and wine