Purchasing food from your local farmers market makes for a fresh and environmentally-friendly meal. By cutting the number of shipping miles, you can reduce your carbon footprint as well as the need for extra packaging and marketing materials. (The average food item in the United States will travel 1,300 miles before reaching the table!) Since local produce are not transported from far away, they contain less pesticides and fungicides. You can even taste the difference because locally grown fruits and vegetables are picked when perfectly ripened. Don’t forget to bring your Sea•thos tote bag to shop with!
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