There’s nothing better than buying something locally grown, it’s fresh and you’re supporting local farmers. Locally grown fruits and vegetables are usually sold within 24 hours of being harvested, which is definitely beneficial. From field to fork, an average dinner travels 1500 miles or can take up to two weeks before he reaches store shelves. When buying locally money stays within your community, 90 cents of every dollar spent goes directly to the farmer versus 21 cents. Not only will farmers and buyers both benefit when you buy local, but you’re preserving the environment and the community you live within.