Why Buy Local?
September 1, 2022
The quality you get when buying local just can't be beat. The time, effort, and love that is put into local products and produce can't be matched by big corporations. Local food products are fresher and more nutritious. Let's not forget tastier, too!
Do you like rushing through a crowded grocery store? Local farmers markets offer a unique atmosphere full of friendly people, free samples, live music, and more. Vendors are always willing to share some of their favorite tips and tricks related to their products. Also, just knowing that your money will be circulated back into your community and not into some far away company is just the cherry on top!
There's just something about meeting the owner face-to-face. It gives you a chance to build a great relationship and you can almost guarantee better customer service! You will have a more personalized experience and probably walk away a lot happier knowing they care about you and your family.
When buying local, you will have a better idea of where your food is coming from, what it is fed, and how it is cared for. You'll be able to know it's from within a couple miles and not from across the ocean. You'll be able to ask questions and be able to make healthier choices.
Keep in mind that big box stores will sometimes say "local" or "organic" but once you take the time to research, you find out that their "local" is 100+ miles away and their "organic" still uses chemicals to keep their food looking fresh. Compared to grocery stores, locally produced meat can be less expensive, especially when looking for organic or high quality products.
There are many more reasons to shop local, these are just a few! You can buy local pastured poultry, beef, and pork from Morning Dew Pastures. Whether you stop in at our farm store, meet us at the farmers market, or order online, you'll receive premium cuts of meat. All proudly raised here in Jones County, MS with no antibiotics and non-GMO feed!