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Accent Fresh – The benefits of locally grown produce are better than you think!

February 12th, 2014 by

 There is a lot to be said about the convenience of a supermarket.  Open all hours, all year round stock and competitive prices.  Great we hear you say.  Well, is it?  What are the trade-offs that we are all making just to be able to save a few more minutes on our shopping trip?

It is true that not so long ago, in order to buy locally, you had to travel to the back and beyond of the countryside and find a farm shop that was a) open and b) stocked what you needed, however in the last few years, ‘Locally Grown’ suppliers are popping up all over the place, with Accent Fresh being one of the forerunners.

But why is the supply / demand rise of local grown produce on the rise?  What are the benefits to you, your community and the environment?  And is it enough to make you change your habits?

1)      Local grown food is BETTER FOR YOU:  The food you eat can either be the best medicine or the slowest form of poison to your body.  We all know that fruit and vegetables are good for us, but did you know that the longer it takes from picking the product to it arriving in your kitchen, the more nutrients it loses?   Locally grown produce is picked and sold usually on the same day, so you know that the maximum about of goodness is passed onto you with every bite.

2)      Local grown food TASTES BETTER AND LASTS LONGER: By buying locally, you are purchasing the freshest product ever.  No more squeezing every fruit to check for freshness, or grabbing the ‘one from the back’…..ALL local produce is as fresh as it can be which means that it tastes amazing and will last longer in your fridge or fruit bowl

3)      Local grown food SUPPORTS FARMERS AND THE FARMING INDUSTRY: Cutting out the middle man means that farmers and the farming industry keep 100% of the retail return on the products that they have grown, keeping the industry alive and ensuring that our food is not grown in laboratories in the future.

4)      Local grown food is BETTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT:  By decreasing the distance your produce travels means that it is an industry that uses less petrol, produces less C02, and has less packaging, meaning that by just changing WHERE you get your produce from, you are single headedly helping the environment and helping to conserve the countryside.  Feels good doesn’t it?

And that’s just the start.  Locally grown produce is quickly becoming a popular choice for many households for the above reasons and many more.  Accent Fresh are specialists in this process and can supply you with fresh, locally grown, season produce that tastes great, keeps you healthy and supports the community.

Contact us today to find out how shopping with us can be a benefit to you – 01366 386633