Why Buy Local
To provide our families with the best-quality food, overwhelmingly Canadians have said that means that their food ought to come from local farms. In fact, a new survey commissioned by Egg Farmers of Canada reveals:
- Over 90% of Canadians consider food from within their province to meet their standards for freshness.
- Over half of Canadians believe food that is imported cannot be considered ‘fresh’.
- 75 per cent say food/produce must get from the farm to the grocery store within seven days to be deemed fresh;
- People from Saskatchewan and Atlantic Canada place the highest value on food from within their home province, 98 per cent and 94 per cent, compared with the national average of 90 per cent;
- Results for people preferring food produced within their province are identical regardless of income and education levels.
From May 1st to May 5th 2013, Egg Farmers of Canada will be rewarding Canadian moms who in many cases do the hard graft of grocery-buying and preparing meals for their families. Visitors to the Egg Farmers of Canada Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/eggs) during this period will be able to claim a discount voucher for eggs, and get ideas for treating their moms to the perfect Mother’s Day brunch – both the recipe, and how to prepare it.
Here’s a great recipe/video for you!
What percentage of your groceries are locally produced?
Disclosure – This is not a sponsored post. This is just a topic I am passionate about.