Bounty from the Land
It’s nice to know where your produce is coming from.
Local produce doesn’t have to endure the rigors of being handled many times, shipped long distances, and held at stores for days or weeks. Only varieties developed to withstand these hardships can be widely grown and shipped. Local growers aren’t restricted by these demands, so they can grow heirloom fruits and vegetables and diversify to get the most out of the short growing season in the Northeast. And small local growers don’t produce the genetically modiﬁed vegetables and fruits that commercial farms do—whose effects on our health are still unknown.