In the current issue of the York Independent, volume 12, issue 6, the cover story is just that, “Why Should You Eat Local?” And as Dan Szczesny says in the Publisher’s Note,
This week’s cover story will make perfect sense to some, but will baffle others. Why pay more? Why go through the paperwork of a co-op? Why pick your own when it can all be had easily, wrapped, and less expensively?
Unless you’ve tasted cabbage so sweet and crunchy that it makes you smile for the rest of the day, nothing I can say will explain it or you. You just have to try it.
This three-page story is just what it says it is, a little guide to a few reasons why everyone should eat local. One of the reasons in the article comes from Jacquelyn Nooney, owner of Touching Earth Farm in Kittery,
It’s critical that people support local farmers because we need to be able to have a local source of food especially as this world starts to get crazier and crazier . . . it’s so elemental.
And as Szczesny asks, “What can be more basic than food? And more enjoyable?”
To read the article click here.