LOCAL SPOTLIGHT

Why Local?

  1. Supports local farms: Buying local food keeps local farms healthy and creates local jobs at farms and in local food processing and distribution systems.
  2. Boosts local economy: Food dollars spent at local farms and food producers stay in the local economy, creating more jobs at other local businesses.
  3. Less travel: Local food travels much less distance to market than typical fresh or processed grocery store foods, therefore using less fuel and generating fewer greenhouse gases.
  4. Less waste: Because of the shorter distribution chains for local foods, less food is wasted in distribution, warehousing and merchandising.
  5. More freshness: Local food is fresher, healthier and tastes better, because it spends less time in transit from farm to plate, and therefore, loses fewer nutrients and incurs less spoilage.
  6. New and better flavors: When you commit to buy more local food, you’ll discover interesting new foods, tasty new ways to prepare food and a new appreciation of the pleasure of each season’s foods.
  7. Good for the soil: Local food encourages diversification of local agriculture, which reduces the reliance on monoculture—single crops grown over a wide area to the detriment of soils.
  8. Attracts tourists: Local foods promote agritourism—farmers’ markets and opportunities to visit farms and local food producers help draw tourists to a region.
  9. Preserves open space: Buying local food helps local farms survive and thrive, keeping land from being redeveloped into suburban sprawl.
  10. Builds more connected communities: Local foods create more vibrant communities by connecting people with the farmers and food producers who bring them healthy local foods. As customers of CSAs and farmers markets have discovered, they are great places to meet and connect with friends as well as farmers.
Sourced from: https://www.ecowatch.com/10-reasons-why-you-should-eat-local-1882029859.html

Local Farms at Urban Greens

  1. African Alliance Community Garden
  2. Arcadian Fields
  3. Baffoni Poultry Farm
  4. Barrett’s Garden
  5. Beautiful Day
  6. Brown Bear
  7. Candy Head
  8. Catanzaro’s 
  9. Chi Kitchen Foods
  10. Cloverbud Ranch
  11. Confreda Farm
  12. Decas Farm
  13. Del’s Lemonade
  14. Down East
  15. Enjoyful Foods
  16. Equal Exchange
  17. Farming Turtles
  18. Federal Hill
  19. Four Town Farm
  20. Geek Garden
  21. Glee Gum
  22. Granny Squibb’s
  23. Happy Valley
  24. Herb & Forage
  25. Jansal Valley
  26. Jaswell’s Farm
  27. Knead Donuts
  28. Lost Art Fermented Foods
  29. Mayor’s Own
  30. Mello Farmstand
  31. Mi Tierra
  32. Narragansett Creamery
  33. New Harvest
  34. Oakdale Farms
  35. Olneyville NY System
  36. Palm’s Locally Made
  37. Pat’s Pastured
  38. Providence Bagel
  39. Rhed’s
  40. RI Organics 
  41. RI Red
  42. RI Rocks
  43. Sacred Cow
  44. Sanctuary Herbs
  45. Schartner Farm
  46. Seven Stars Bakery
  47. Shewatuck Farm
  48. Southside Community Landtrust
  49. Steere Orchard
  50. Stone Acres
  51. Sweet Possibilities
  52. The Backyard Food Company
  53. TOP – The Organic Project
  54. Travis Family Farm
  55. Tricycle RI
  56. Under the Sun
  57. Ward’s Berry Farm
  58. Wright’s Dairy Farm and Bakery

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November 30th

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