Buying Local

Locally grown food is better for your health, better for the environment, and the right choice to support BC farmers and producers and the BC economy.

Local produce is the freshest produce you can buy. It is picked when it is fully ripe and delivered to you quicker than produce imported from another province, country, or continent. Imported produce is picked weeks before it is ripe, and often, the nutrients, taste, texture, and colour have not fully developed, which can result in the produce being gassed to create a pleasing, healthy appearance to the consumer.

This information from “Get Local”. For more information go to http://www.getlocalbc.org/