Support local farms: -- puts a face behind the foods we consume and keeps us connected to our land
Small means green: -- purchasing from local producers reduces the environmental impact. Many smaller producers have less environmental impact than a few mega producers
Preserving character -- Small local farms are a valuable component of a communities character, helping to maintain agricultural heritage, preserve land use diversity, and moderate commercial development.
Local means green $$ -- Minimizing handling and transportation costs gives farmers maximum return on their investment. Most of the money spent on local production stays in the community, resulting in a greener local economy.