Wholesale Local Produce San DIego
Here in the U.S. our food travels an average of 1,500 miles and uses 4-17 times more fuel and emits 5-17 times more CO2 than local and regional food systems (Rich Pirog, 2001).
How is THAT for appetizing?
On the other hand, local food picked ripe and delivered within 48 hours is not only tastier and better for the environment but packs a larger nutritional punch than the same food picked green and transported and cold-stored for weeks. Buying local means you are supporting cleaner air and a stronger local economy.