March 2019

"Local" has become a bit of a buzzword, hasn't it? More and more people are realizing the benefits of local, organic produce, as well as the importance of knowing where their food comes from. Have you ever noticed the little signs or stickers in the grocery store produce section that show the food's country of origin? Here’s the thing, locally grown foods contain more nutrients. Here’s why — food picked while in season, from nearby farms, has a shorter travel time to you, which means more nutrients are retained by the time you eat it. How local is local, you ask? Let’s just say, the closer the better. It could come from your home state or region, or within 50-100 miles, or maybe from farmers that you personally meet at the market. Local is really about small-scale, community-based values. We are especially fortunate being in California and