Why buy local?
By Rosa Anderson - Jones
Check out these amazing broccoli heads that mum picked up today from Joe's in Caversham, here in Dunedin!
They were $1.20 each!
I cannot wait to make some soup, and a big broccoli salad over the weekend!
If you are living in Dunedin, I highly recommend making a trip to Joe's! His produce is so fresh, and you often score a fabulous bargain with food that is starting to age (last week he gave me a bunch of browning bananas for free to bake with). You can find Joe's on Main South Road in Caversham!
Several studies have shown that when you buy from an independent, locally owned business, rather than a nationally owned businesses, significantly more of your money is used to make purchases from other local businesses which therefore continues to strengthen the economic base of the community.
Where we shop, where we eat and we enjoy ourselves creates the nuances of our local community. Our 'one-of-a-kind' businesses are an integral part of the distinctive character of our homeown. Locally owned businesses can make more local purchases requiring less transportation, decreasing the dreaded food miles that so much of our supermarket produce contains! The higher the food miles, the less fresh our produce will be!
So when it comes to food, buy local, and look for seasonal recipes that will compliment what is in season in your hometown!