We understand that shopping locally isn’t always the most convenient or the cheapest. However, when you buy locally grown vegetables, handmade bread and pasture-raised eggs, you are paying for the whole cost of the product.
Local, sustainable farmers and makers don’t externalize the costs onto the environment, our community’s health or poor wages and working conditions for their staff and themselves. Shopping local also supports a healthier environment and community and provides safer, more nutritious food for you and your family!
Take a look at all the things you support when you shop from over 120 local farmers and makers at the Mill City Farmers Market:
- University of Washington, ‘The Benefits of Eating Locally Grown Foods’
- ‘Why Buy Local? It’s Healthier for You and Better for the Environment’
- Farmers Market Coalition, ‘Farmers Market Talking Points’
- TEDTalk: ‘The World Needs Less Food’ by Brent Preston
- ‘Your Questions About Food and Climate Change Answered’ (NYT, April 2019)