You have tremendous power to influence your local food economy simply through your shopping practices. Here are a few simple ways that you can support local foods and build wealth in your immediate community:
- Ask. Talking to your local food vendors, be they school or workplace cafeterias, grocers, or restauranteurs, lets them know that there is a demand for local food among their customers.
- Inform. Find out what local foods are in season. Ask your local vendors if they are members of the Farm Food Collaborative, a food hub specializing in local products. You can learn more about the Farm Food Collaborative and its partners by clicking here.
- Buy. Whenever possible, buy local products that meet your needs. Even small purchases can have a great impact!