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Eat Local, Eat Well

Eating local foods is better for you, better for the environment, and (most importantly) better for your taste buds.

Eating local foods is better for you, better for the environment, and (most importantly) better for your taste buds.

 Seasonality: local foods are at their peak taste, are the most abundant, and the least expensive.

Local Economy: by purchasing locally farmed foods; we are supporting both our neighborhood farmer and our local economy

Freshness: Produce from the supermarket has been in transit or cold-stored for days or weeks; produce that you purchase at your local farmer's market has often been picked within 24 hours of your purchase! 

Fewer Travel Miles: the less food travels, the less gasoline is used to move it!

Buying local will save energy costs and valuable non-renewable resources.

More Nutrients: the less time that passes between farm and table, the fewer nutrients fresh produce will lose

Local produce stays fresher longer: since the produce was likely picked just the day before, it’s likely to stay fresher in your refrigerator longer

Eating locally connects you to the land: talking to the very farmer who grew and picked your food links you to the seasons, the land, and your food

Eating locally can be challenging, but worth it! Contact Nutrition Counseling at Hudson Valley Hospital Center to make an appointment to learn more about how to incorporate local foods into your shopping list. (914) 734-3304

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