Eating Local is Better For You, Your Area and the Environment

Posted on Monday, March 25, 2019

Eating Local is Better For You, Your Area and the Environment

At Rockett Home Rentals, we support our community and as such, we feel it’s our mission to preach about the benefits of buying into your local businesses. That said, today, we’d like to explain why you should ‘go local’ when it comes to your food choices.

First of all, if you shop in local food outlets including bakeries, greengrocers, butcher shops and health food purveyors, you will help to give your local economy a boost, keeping your area vibrant, prosperous and frankly, worth living in for the foreseeable future.

Secondly, by eating and drinking local, you’re likely to make personal connections with your local business owners which is likely to result in consistently excellent products and a level of service you won’t find anywhere else.

Thirdly, before you decide to waltz into your nearest chain for your next foodie fix, you should consider this:

Fresher food tastes better: When food is picked and consumed at the peak of freshness, it not only retains more nutrients, but it also tastes better. Most independent bars, pubs, eateries and outlets source their produce or ingredients from local suppliers so more often than not, if you buy local, you’ll enjoy something fresh, nutritious, delicious and made with love.

Smaller, local outlets offer more variety: Typically, smaller restaurants, bars or food-based stores will work in close collaboration with local suppliers which means that most of the time, you'll find dishes, ingredients or products that are incredibly unique - you'll also find that many offer more variety than the chains do, too.

Eating more local food reduces CO2 emissions: The distance food travels from source to consumer has a direct impact on the environment. That said, if you buy or try local independent food outlets, chances are the ingredients or products have travelled fewer miles and as a result, fewer emissions have been released into the atmosphere to get them on your plate.

Buying local means eating with love: Local independent businesses are 110% invested in what they are doing and as such, they’re driven by passion. As a great deal of care, blood, sweat, tears and time goes into running the business, most local food-based businesses will offer something sourced or made with love which in turn, means that you’ll get to enjoy something that is truly amazing - rather than the same old choices you see everywhere else.

We hope that these reasons to try your local food outlets have inspired you - go local today and you'll reap endless rewards tomorrow.