It’s really fantastic to see that lots of people also eat locally grown food. It might just be me, but I feel like locally grown foods taste better. I predict that this is because there aren’t any pesticides that are on the foods; mainly because you can control what goes on them while they are growing.
Think about the large carbon footprint for a little bunch of carrots from England. If you are buying locally, you help support farmers in your area and help with the local economy.
Local foods help with food safety. If you know where your food was grown (say, your backyard) than you aren’t at risk if you learn of an outbreak of a disease that is being spread through food. In 2006 there was an e. coli outbreak in spinach. If you knew exactly where your spinach came from, you wouldn’t have to worry about anything.
Below are links to websites that talk about more benefits to eating locally grown food