Are you concerned about climate change and feel like there is nothing you can do about it? Think again….if everyone just eat local seasonal foods it would have a significant positive impact. Food transport, packaging and processing make up a whopping 6% of CO2e emissions from rich countries. Never eat air freighted goods, for the climate it is a disaster. The CO2e emissions of transporting one ton of food for one mile is roughly 25g by train, 48g by boat and 1527g by plane. Think about that as you pick up your CSA basket from your local organic farmer or go to a local farmers market.
What is seasonal food? Its produce that is purchased and consumed around the time that it is harvested. Seasonal food is fresher, tastier and more nutritious than food consumed out of season. When produce is allowed to ripen naturally on their parent plant, studies have shown it contain more nutrients.
Some other reasons to buy local food. It helps support local farms and maintains farmland and open space in your community. It supports the local economy, money you spend on products from local farmers and growers stays in the community and is reinvested with other local businesses. You also know where your food is coming from and who grew it,
Here is what we have available online at www.rumarfarm.ca
Garden, Snow and Sugar Snap Peas
Rumar Farm Lettuce Mix
Radish and Turnips
Ruth and Marc