Buying locally produced fruit and vegetables

Advantages

  • Fresher
  • Fewer food miles
  • Reduced Carbon foot print
  • Less energy used in transporting
  • Supports farmers

Food miles- The distance food is transported from the time of its production until it reaches the consumer.

Carbon foot print- The green house emissions produced by growing, rearing, farming, processing, transporting, storing, cooking and disposing of the food you eat.

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Disadvantages

  • There may not be as much choice
  • Some people do not like their food being different sizes
  • It is sometimes more expensive
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