Why Support Local?

Here at Dart Fresh Produce we love to support local farmers and producers as much as possible and here are 3 of the many reasons why… 

1.     We might sound biased saying that locally grown food tastes better, but it’s true! This is because it has had less time in transit and less time sitting around.  As a result, being so fresh means that the food stays packed with its nutrients. 

2.     If you walk in to a supermarket, you are very unlikely to know who has grown the produce or even find a member of staff who can tell you where that item of food has come from.  That is far from the truth with us due to our local suppliers and farmers.  We have built a community of local growers and producers who we know and love to support.  Relationships have been built over generations and, not only are we building relationships, we are also helping to support local farmers provide for their own families.  

3.     Finally, and importantly, locally grown food is good for the environment and for sustainability – a topic that is always at the forefront of news and discussions within the industry.  This is because good farmers ensure that the land is well kept with minimal, if any, usage of chemicals and fertilizers. These practices can sequester carbon, and they can also help ensure proper natural habitats for wildlife are maintained.  Did you know that soil contains a huge quantity of CO²; if soil is allowed to degrade and break down, the CO² is realised into the atmosphere.  Quality farming and soil care prevents this.