I find it hard to believe that it costs more to eat locally grown food than to buy food that has been shipped for miles. Even if it does cost more, it sure tastes better and fresher. Every country has its own standards for pesticides, etc. I am very lucky to live near St. Lawrence Market and look forward to harvest time every year. The corn, the peaches, pears, cherries, etc. are fantastic. Even the ordinary carrot has a sweet, crunchy taste. The north market is where the local farmers sell their produce, cheeses, eggs, homemade bread and pies. Excellent food.
How far did the food on the shelves of the supermarket travel and were they grown organically?
I do not agree, but my main reason is economic, money spent in locally owned businesses circulates longer in the community than money spent in big box or chain establishments.