The Importance of Buying Local

At our recent Rockmart Farmer’s Market Farm-to-Table dinner I heard a statistic that I knew I had to share.  Our presenter announced to the crowd that for every $1 you spend in your community $0.47 stays in your community.  BUT for every $1 you spend at your local Farmer’s Market (or with your local farmer) $0.63 stays in your community.  While that may not seem much on the surface, I assure you it is.  I can tell you first hand that those dollars spent at our farm help pay for diapers, birthday parties, and fencing for our growing business which are all purchased or sourced locally as much as possible.  american farmland infograhic922d00f34a24658944b5e071118ccf6a

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